Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. UFO2009_002).
Durham made this video with Maria Thereza Alves. It begins as a nature documentary, accompanied by trumpet sounds. Just when the viewer begins to wonder what animals do make such a sound, the sounds of working people and birds reach his ear. This is followed by a visual cue: a procession of people is shown, all blowing bird whistles. The participants perform the strangest acts; the viewer can only guess at their motives. Only when the camera zooms out and shows what was previously left out of sight, we get a hint. The whistlers are making music, while interpreting the sounds from the forest in their own way.
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Jimmie Durham – A Matter ...
25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.
In the spring of 2012, the M HKA brought a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. The US-born artist settled permanently in Europe
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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JIMMIE DURHAM ENSEMBLE
This ensemble and digital application is an outcome of M HKA’s extensive long-term research in the oeuvre of Jimmie Durham and starts with an
humor & tragedie [humour ...
How do artists play with humour, tragedy and irony, and how do they express this? You will see that humour, in particular, is used to poke cr
Performance, Video and Se...
"In general, there’s not much place for performance now. It looks like the sixties too much, it feels like the sixties did, it feels like it’