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.

Forêt Noire, 2012

Book, 12 x 18.5 cm, 123 p, language:French, publisher: Paris: P.O.L. éditeur, ISBN: 978-2818014851.

Foretnoire

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/217).

Literary synopsis This book is about the ghosts that haunt our memories. The text is an incomplete inventory of stories that recur with both familiarity and a certain regularity about the disappearance of people Valérie Mréjen either knew or heard say of from others. There is also a stroll through the streets of her neighbourhood with a woman’s spirit, but they are unable to catch up on things because too much time has gone by and the gap between them is too deep. Valérie Mréjen wrote this text in reference to the beginnings of the series *Six Feet Under* (that she quotes once) and also to a sentence in Mirelle Havet’s journal of 1918: “… and I am as full of the dead as a crypt, full of memories and dreams…” *Forêt Noire* (Black Forest) is in keeping with Valérie Mréjen’s precedent books, with a tendency to come closer to the novel. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice The book opens and ends with the suicide of an artist and friend, Edouard Levé, who played in some of the films and videos (*La Défaite du rouge-gorge*, *Il a fait beau*, *Blue Bar*). [Novel website](http://valeriemrejen.com/folio/?portfolio=foret-noire)

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Foretnoire

>Cover 'Forêt Noire', 2012

>Click here for a video clip in which Valerie Mrejen tells about "Forêt Noire".

Artist

La d%c3%a9faite du rouge gorge

> Valérie Mréjen.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

Goldin senneby

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

Goldin senneby

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

Goldin senneby

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

Cs collapsing in parts b

> 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.

Labf 05

> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.