M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte 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.

Exhibition: Vrielynck Collection #1: Julien Maire – Mixed Memory

M HKA, FoMu, Antwerpen

10 February 2011 - 05 June 2011

Julien maire  mixed memory ©image: Julien Maire

In 2003, the M HKA acquired ‘custody’ of the Robert Vrielynck collection, the private collection of a notary from Bruges. The collection can be situated within the archaeology of the new media and illustrates part of the development of film and projection equipment on the basis of historic appliances, like the magic lantern and the camera obscura.

A collection of media appliances such as those in the Vrielynck Collection is of exceptional importance for an understanding of our visual culture. The museum likes to think of the collection as a frame of competence for researchers and artists, and in collaboration with curator Edwin Carels (KASK / HoGent), invited visual artists for interventions in the collection – and this on the 4th floor of the Fotomuseum, where visual culture determines the exhibition programme –  for three years running.

Julien Maire was the first artist. Maire straddles installation, performance and media art and has, for years, been engaged in breathing new life in old projection techniques using modern technology. His manipulations are always guided by questions regarding current visual conventions and image strategies in the digital age. For this occasion, he integrated three of his installations (Memory Stations) in the Vrielynck Collection.


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Julien maire  mixed memory

>Julien Maire, 'Mixed Memory', 2011

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>Julien Maire installing 'Mixed Memory', 2011

>Floor Plan

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>installation view 'Mixed Memory', 2011

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>installation view 'Mixed Memory', 2011

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>installation view 'Mixed Memory', 2011

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>installation view 'Mixed Memory', 2011

Rv1 164 a

> Designoscope, 1820-1850. Media Archaeology.

Rv2 102 b

> André Debrie Interview camera, 1850. Media Archaeology.

Rv1 127 praxinoscope a vapeur

> Praxinoscopa à vapeur, 1878. Media Archaeology, wood, metal.

Rv1 102 lanterne%20tournante

> Lanterne tournante, 1890. Media Archaeology, iron.

Rv1 178 a

> Academic lantern, 1900. Media Archaeology.

Rv2 024 a

> 7.5 mm amateur Aufname Kino II, 1904. Media Archaeology.

Rv1 171

> Camera obscura, 1910. Media Archaeology.

Rv1 154 a

> Mirroscope, 1912. Media Archaeology.

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> Filmteller Gaumont, 1915. Media Archaeology, 13.5 x 19 cm.

Rv2 043

> Combined Motion Picture Camera and Projector, 1917. Media Archaeology.

Rv2 025 a

> Akely camera, 1917. Media Archaeology.

Rv2 002 a

> 'Interview camera', 1920-1924. Media Archaeology.

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> Pathé Baby 9.5 mm filmprojector, 1926. Media Archaeology.

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> Filmo 75 camera, 1930. Media Archaeology.

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> Julien Maire, The Memory Cone, 2009. Installation.

Detail instal inverted cone

> Julien Maire, Inverted Cone, 2010. Installation.

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> Julien Maire, Flip Dots Mirrors, 2011. Installation.

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> Julien Maire, Random Access Memory, 2011. Installation.

Rv3 186 powers

> Power's N6 projector. Media Archaeology.

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> Cinématographe Lumière. Media Archaeology, wood, copper, 28,5 x 19 x 16 cm.