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.

Window Performance, 1977

Performance, 07:00:00.

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Collection: Collectie M HKA, Antwerp.

Antwerp, Offerandestraat

Already during his training as window dresser at the City School of Arts and Crafts the young Jan Fabre is searching for the limits of the shopwindow. Here the artist himself takes the place of the mannequin. The snails, painted with the Belgian tricolour, are both tribute to and critique of the slow but united Belgium. 

"GC In 1977 you created a work called Window Performance (No. 6), which lasted seven hours and was set in a shop window. What actions did you perform in this greatly reduced space?
JF Well, just lying naked with the snails crawling over my body. And the snails were in the colours of the Belgian flag with the golden crowns on top. In these years I had the feeling I was living in a slow country where in my eyes little was happening and time was crawling like a snail. And of course the performance was also about the different perception and experience of time. The seven hours represented the cycle of repetition and through repetition purification."

(Celant, G. Jan Fabre. Stigmata. Action & Performances 1976-2013. Skira, 2014, p.173)

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