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.

Antelope, 2013

Book, 14 x 20 cm, 72 p, language: English, publisher: Mousse Publishing, ISBN: 9788867490547.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/516).

Literary synopsis

Antelope is the first in a trilogy of books (Antelope (2013), Leopard (2013), Vulture (unfinished)). The story involves the use of a department store at night as the settings for a series of performances by a radical theatre group in a university town. The performances escalate to a point where they become realer than real and eventually cost the lives of a few participants. The groups’ run ends when a young girl is discovered dead in the perfume department one morning. A mass arrest occurs at a local movie theatre the following evening. The story is told from multiple vantage points throughout which a love story is woven. 

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Antelope is an artwork that takes the form of a novel, that takes the form of the artist writing a novel and that takes the form of him telling people "I’m an author who wrote a novel". The content of the novel is closely aligned with the pieces of text one often finds in Matthew Brannon's prints and in the titles of his artworks. The novel complicates, and occasionally generates, the sculptures and prints that Brannon made and vice versa.

The novel Antelope provided the key for the various sculptures in the exhibition Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I) which took place in May of 2013 in Florence Italy at the Marino Marini Museum. It was published as an independent book included in a plastic sleeve along with the exhibitions catalogue. The sleeve and the two books were published by Mousse Books on the occasion of the exhibition in an edition of 250. A sculpture called Unlearn (2012) of a perfume shelf and a print called Double Features (2013) of a film festival both refer to the novel Antelope.

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>Plastic sleeve containing the novel Antelope and the catalogue of the exhibition Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I). Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy. May 2013.

>Plastic sleeve containing the novel Antelope and the catalogue of the exhibition Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I). Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy. May 2013.

>Plastic sleeve containing the novel Antelope and the catalogue of the exhibition Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I). Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy. May 2013.

Artist

> Matthew Brannon.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.