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.

Ensemble: Fixed - Wings & Zeppelins

©image: Panamarenko Archive

As from the 1970s, Panamarenko wanted to conquer the lowermost part of the atmosphere. The building of his first airship, The Aeromodeller, in 1971, was an extension of the happenings and embodied the artist’s dream of being free at all times to move freely through the atmosphere. The Piewan (Delta Aircraft P1), equipped with twenty electric motors, was made entirely of tin sheeting. The notable thing about this device was that its fuselage was also its wing. The V1 Barada Jet is a wooden jet aircraft with short, solid wings. It has a powerful appearance and Panamarenko considered it one of his most convincing designs. The artist’s interest in animals and physics, combined with his fascination for aviation and mechanics, led to a far-reaching study of the vibration mechanism in insect wings. Such principles as resonance and vibration frequency were applied to pedal-driven light aircraft such as Umbilly I and the Great Quadru Flip-Flop. Panamarenko based his Raven’s variable matrix and Kingfisher on the flapping of birds’ wings.


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> Panamarenko, The Aeromodeller (Zeppelin) [The Aeromodeller (Zeppelin)], 1969-1971.Object, pvc-film, woven rattan, wood, metal, engines, propellers , 2700 x Ø 600, 200 x 600 x 300 cm.

> Panamarenko, Donderwolk [Thundercloud], 1970-1971.Object, aluminium, plastic, rubber, wood, felt, leather, perspex , 300 x 500 x 500 cm.

> Panamarenko, Meikever (Salto Arte) [May-bug (Salto Arte)], 1972.Object, metal, wood, plastic, propeller, motor, 29 x 50 x 44 cm, box: 16.6 x 37.1 x 38 cm.

> Panamarenko, Deltavliegtuig P-1 (Piewan) [Deltaplane P-1 (Piewan)], 1975.Object, aluminium, wood, perspex, rubber, metal, 65 x 495 x 260 cm.

> Panamarenko, Umbilly I, 1976.Object, steel, wood, tin, plastic, japanese paper, rubber, glass fibre, epoxy, nylon, 238 x 440 x 222 cm .

> Panamarenko, Umbilly (Detail), 1976.Object, steel, wire, nylon, glass fibre, epoxy, 43 x 268 x 82 cm .

> Panamarenko, The Aeromodeller, 1984.Object, cellophane, balsa, copper wire, propellers in wood and plastic, 48 x 107 x 34 cm.

> Panamarenko, V1 Barada Jet, 1991.Object, metal, balsa, felt , 105 x 250 x 308 cm .

> Panamarenko, Grote Quadru Flip-Flop [Big Quadru Flip-Flop], 1998.Object, metal, epoxy, 60 x 168 x 300 cm.

> Panamarenko, Raven's variable matrix, 2000.Object, motor, aluminium, felt, polycarbonate, 165 x 510 x 364 cm.

> Panamarenko, Brazil, 2004.Object, 130 x 100 x 650 cm.

> Panamarenko, IJsvogel, 2004.Object, pvc, aluminum, iron, tape, nylon, 260 x 900 x 400 cm.