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.

étaler l’atelier emboîter, 2013


étaler l’atelier emboîter has to do with the rhythm of shifting objects in a space. It reflects upon the reciprocal process of the packing and unpacking of crates which transport, protect and literally enframe the works. These crates serve as the collection point of the objects. They are seen as a space of rest. A transit zone from out of which may spring new projects, where objects may find their own way.

In étaler l’atelier emboîter, Ghellinck takes the treatment of space as her starting point to then create a two-dimensional drawing. She displays her objects in a black plane, and they shift during composition. With each such shift, the artist delineates the moved artifact. In this way the contours comprise a memory-field of the object's previous position.

Here, this 'groping' in space stands in dialogue with the structure Iconostase and Gribouillis from Yona Friedman. The whimsical structure arose from the random folds of iron, and unlocks a host of possible interpretations. It is the simple act of transformation, and the reference of the spatial realm to the two-dimensional, that served as source of inspiration for the method employed here.

'What does one see if that which has been is shown, and that which still has to come has already happened?'

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> Valérie de Ghellinck.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: MUHKADEMIE 2013. M HKA, Antwerpen, 27 September 2013 - 05 January 2014.