M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Ensemble: The Circle / The Sphere

From early on in his artistic career Byars used geometric figures, especially circles and spheres because of their simplicity and their intrinsic symbolic value. Byars made use of these shapes in everything he did and on every scale. A prominent example on a monumental scale is The Angel (1989), an installation consisting out of 125 glass spheres hand-blown by a Murano glassblower. More intimate illustrations are The Spherical Book (1989) and The Circle Book (1986). Regarding the performances and actions by Byars, we clearly see the equal dominance of these shapes. In The World Question Center, we see a group of people, all wearing the same robe, sitting in a circle around Byars. With the "action" A Halo around the ICC, his initial plan was to make a golden halo in front and in the Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, where he would give a performance.

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>Jef Cornelis, James Lee Byars, The World Question Center, 1969.Film, single-channel video, b/w, sound, 01:02:06.

>James Lee Byars, A Halo around the ICC , 1976.Performance.