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.

La Isla de Hidrógeno, 2010

Book, 12.5 x 18.5 cm, 209 p, language: Spanish, publisher: Empatía Ediciones, ISBN: 978-84-614-6801-0.


Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/840).

Literary synopsis With *La Isla de Hidrógeno*, the Spanish artistic duo PSJM, based in Berlin, return to draw together apparently disparate cultural spheres, combining utopic literature of a philosophical, sociological and political nature with the narrative of entertainment in which suspense, violence, love, action and personal relations induce the reader to continuously reflect on today’s society. The novel follows a tradition started by William Morris and his *News from Nowhere* in which the art-theorist is committed to an ideal vision of society through the narrative. Published in a limited edition of 500 copies, it includes aspects from Swedish crime fiction which, in the eyes of PSJM, entail authentic Scandinavian dystopias in which entertainment literature sits quite comfortably with social critique. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice *La isla de Hidrógeno* [The Hydrogen Island] –a futuristic science-fiction novel, is a part of the project with the same title which has been produced in different media types. Up to now, the work consists of a sculpture produced with a 3D printer, a three-dimensional video with original music (Marco Brosolo), some drawings, inspired on the Japanese stamps, and the actual novel written by PSJM. [Artist website](http://www.psjm.es)

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>Gouache and ink on paper. 40 x 30 cm

>More info: http://www.psjm.es/index_isla.html

>Sintered PA, 35 x 25 x 25 cm

>2010, PSJM, "The Hydrogen Island" utopian novel



Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.