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: The Vibrating Image

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This idea suddenly come into our minds when looking at works by Wim Delvoye and Costas Tsoclis, which we then combined with images by Hicham Benohoud.

What do artists do, in the simplest terms? If they were craftsmen then they could be seen as image smiths, as they simply play around with our capacity to conceive images and offer us marvellous finds. Look at them: works of art between two and three dimensions, that have the shape of one object and the image of another and that in some way integrate discord in the field of vision. In this way, images pulsate between different meanings and oscillate between interpretations. They remain, in this way, true possibilities.

In Sky Tsoclis works with trompe-l’oeil to create a scenery that is both down to earth and high up in the clouds. Delvoye presents a work that has the functional form of a concrete mixer yet is hand carved and decorated with light blue and white colours that remind of ceramics. Likewise Benohoud repositions pupils in a classroom through simple visual effects.

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>Costas Tsoclis, Sky, 1971.Installation, water taps, wood, barrel, rubber pipes, oil-paint, plexiglas, variable dimensions .

>Wim Delvoye, Betonmolen [Cement Mixer], 1993.Sculpture, wood, lacquer, 128 x 155 x 92 cm.

>Hicham Benohoud, Untitled [from the series 'La salle de classe n°2'], 2000-2002.Photography, silver gelatine print, 60 x 80 cm.

>Hicham Benohoud, Untitled [from the series 'Version soft'], 2003.Photography, silver gelatine print, 60 x 80 cm.

>Hicham Benohoud, 870 petites images coupées, 2004.Photography, silver gelatine print, 116 x 89 cm.