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.

Flow Country, 2018

Artist Novel, 18.7 x 11.2 cm, 123 p, language: English, publisher: Glasgow: Publication Studio, ISBN: 978-1-9995899-0-5.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2029/521).

Literary synopsis

Flow Country is a collaboratively written piece of fictocritisism by artist Jasper Coppes and archaeologist Dan Lee. Based on their earlier cinematographic ventures into a contested site in the far North of Scotland, the artist's novel is a reconnaissance of real and imagined sites – taking shape as a liquid land that fluctuates between blanket bog, film emulsion and literary space. The artist's novel offers a possible way out of the many ‘transformation-narratives’ that tried to exploit or reform this vast terrain. Terrestrial exploration gradually turns into a metaphysical quest.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

This artist's novel is the third iteration of an ongoing artistic engagement with a contested site in the North of Scotland that is called the ‘Flow Country’. Two earlier iterations manifested in the form of a digital film and an analogue one (S16mm). Each outcome can be considered an attempt to register an essentially un-documentable and vast landscape. As an entrance into this terrain each outcome uses the particularities of their medium to open up a new vantage point, and as such generates its own epistemology of an ungraspable terrain. With each outcome this terrain is increasingly historicized and as such mythologises Flow Country

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>16mm film, 10 min. Jasper Coppes (2017).

>HD video for Rietveld TV, 12 min. Jasper Coppes (2017).


> Jasper Coppes.

> Daniel Lee.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.