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.

Toymodel of Space, 1993

Installation, 00:14:00, 42 x 29 x 5,5 cm, 60 x 40 cm.

Panamarenko  toymodel of space  video still  1993 ©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0062).

In the video film Toymodel of Space, Panamarenko sits in the pilot's seat of his V1 Barada Jet – a small, single-person fighter jet in balsa wood, a sort of V1 with sawn-off wings – while he propounds on the nature of the universe. The ambitious aim of Toymodel of Space is articulated on the box of the video: namely, to reveal 'the mechanical model behind Kwantum'. Panamarenko presents Toymodel of Space as a new way to understand the workings of the cosmos. Toymodel fits within a much broader theory, rooted in Panamarenko’s preference for pre-Einsteinian physics. Panamarenko’s point of departure is a skepticism towards every 'given'. He believes in personal intuition as the artist's driving force. He investigates and recalculates everything himself. From science, he distills his own diversions, theories and concoctions. In Toymodel he calls Einstein's quantum theory into question - owing to it's being too complex - and proposes an alternative based on a much simpler, mechanical model. For Panamarenko, the true picture of Nature must be far simpler and wondrous. The practical purpose of Toymodel of Space is equally describable in simple terms: the accomplishment of a 'real' manned flight by making use of forces already present in the universe.

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> Panamarenko.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

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