Skip to main content
Contemporary art radio by M HKA

Contemporary art radio by M HKA

By M HKA
Art is not only to be seen, but also to be heard, felt and experienced. This series of contemporary art podcasts will prove just this. Produced by M HKA, a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. Located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Aspiring to play a leading role in Flanders and to extend its international profile by building upon Antwerp's avant-garde tradition, MHKA aims to offer a varied programme of exhibitions and events that expands beyond the boundaries of its museum walls.

More M HKA at muhka.be
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

RA Walden presents a new language: ẍây ithřa (as part of the Superhost 2022)

Contemporary art radio by M HKA

1x
RA Walden presents a new language: ẍây ithřa (as part of the Superhost 2022)
The artist RA Walden presents a new language: ẍây ithřa. The project was initiated in response to the restrictive nature of the English language. Formulated over a period of months in close collaboration with the linguist Margaret Ransdell Green, ẍây ithřa consists of a 300+ word lexicon, complete with morphosyntax, phonology, and an ever-growing set of idioms. Drawing on the rich histories of queering lexicon, from argots and cants, to anti-languages and the use of constructed language within Sci-Fi and speculative fiction, Walden seeks to bring fluidity, ease and ‘access intimacy’ to those in sick, disabled and trans bodies. The artist uses world-building, not as a visionary tool for an imagined future, but as an embodied methodology for the ‘now’. As part of a Superhost project, we present prints and workshop in the form of a podcast explaining the principles of the language ẍây ithřa. RA Walden’s techniques span text, sculpture, printed matter, performance and video, all of which is undertaken with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology. Walden’s works question contemporary Western society’s relationship with care, tenderness and fragility in relation to our bodies, our communities and our failing ecosystems. They explore these issues through the lenses of crip theory, queer theory, sci-fi, speculative fiction and disobedient archives. Recent work has sought to disturb overly simplistic understandings of the disabled body, looking to bring an ethic of care, a connection between the land and the body, and a cripped concept of performance into conversation with the work. The podcast is part of the summer program of Superhost project 2022 titled Where should we begin? by Falke Pisano Transcript and more about the project is here: https://whereshouldwebegin.info/August
39:07
July 25, 2022
Happy Hour with Steven Warwick and Hanne Lippard
As part of Contact Mood Share by Hanne Lippard Superhost 2021 Aired on NTS 30.11.21, 12 AM CET From December available on all major listening apps Organised by M HKA In collaboration with NTS The Contact Mood Share project developed by Hanne Lippard in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, is a three-part programme focusing on language, especially the vocabulary and semiology that comes with particular social changes and developments. Each edition is an opportunity to introduce different artistic practices and guests. The last season titled Share dedicates its time and space to the interconnectedness of humanity happening both consciously and unconsciously, be it via memes or money. The word share holds a diversity of meanings and evokes contradictory emotions; it belongs both to the world of finance as well as socialist communities, its aim being to divide a larger part into smaller fragments. Technology has pushed the idea of sharing into hyperdrive, enabling us to share our time and existence via data, especially through images both moving and still. Following the audio compilation for season Contact and Mood, MHKA presents the last sound piece created in relation to the season Share produced together with artist and musician Steven Warwick. Hanne Lippard and Steven Warwick have been collaborating with each other for the last decade, reciprocating offers to work in the others performance or shows, starting with Steven inviting Hanne to read at his exhibition at Kinderhook & Caracas in Berlin and working across a wide range of media, such as records, video, telling jokes on April Fools day, diaristic correspondences in Switzerland, plays, art prizes etc. Share is a selected documentation of these collaborations including a performance Autoreply (2016) in Rapperswill of missed connections w piano accompaniment, each person alternating between reading and playing, a play "The Public Image" (2015) performed in Berlin featuring spoken word by Warwick, acted by Lippard. Music of Warwick's music project Heatsick including Lippard's narration on "Re-engineering" and a video she made for the track Mimosa (both 2013) plus related material. Steven Warwick is an artist, writer, and musician living and working in Berlin. His practice is paradigmatic of an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses theatre-making, social dramaturgy and composition along with art, music and writing. His work is disseminated on a multitude of platforms including records, galleries, nightclubs, publications and the Internet. Across these contexts, Warwick creates assemblages of performance, image, sound and language that speak to the ways in which ideologies construct and inhabit spaces, online and offline – from co-working spaces to clubs, television shows and online chat rooms. 'Contact Mood Share' is generously supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), with additional support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Brussels.
58:58
December 01, 2021
Rain over Curtains’ blues (for Hanne) by Felicia Atkinson
A sound piece by Felicia Atkinson As part of Contact Mood Share project by Hanne Lippard Superhost 2021 Aired on NTS at 20 August, 9.00 - 10.00 am CET From August available on all major listening apps Organised by M HKA In collaboration with  NTS The Contact Mood Share project developed by Hanne Lippard in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, is a three-part programme focusing on language, especially the vocabulary and semiology that comes with particular social changes and developments. The Mood season dedicates its time and space to the vague invisible but nevertheless tangible presence of emotions, both collective and individual, in a body, a room, or a state. To be in a mood is to be in a state. The state might also have a mood, because the people that belong to the state are in a mood, and moods easily transfer and create distinctive social spheres where one might feel a belonging or a lack thereof. A mood has an invisible but pervasive presence, like muzak in the mall or heavy perfume trapped within a tiny elevator. Following the compilation for season Contact, MHKA presents a new sound piece in relation to season Mood:  Rain over Curtains’ blues (for Hanne) composed by the artist and musician Felicia Atkinson. Félicia Atkinson is the latest in a long line of artists to tackle deep listening practices both musical and visual. Her music explores the tension and tranquility between whisper-quiet sounds and searing noise, as she overlays her own words, field recordings, acoustic instruments and subtle electronics. After a run of lauded albums on her own Shelter Press imprint, as well as a collaboration album with New York's Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Atkinson most recently released 'Echo’, on Boomkat a low-key collection of homespun piano improvisations.
01:02:26
August 22, 2021
A CONSTANT OF FEELINGS
Programme of audio works selected by Hanne Lippard As part of Contact Mood Share Works by: Paul Arámbula, Laurel Halo, David Hofstra and Lynne Tillman, Karl Holmqvist, Dorothy Iannone, Alison Knowles, Hanne Lippard, Armin Lorenz Gerold, Luzie Meyer, Ania Nowak, Claudia Pagès, Sue Tompkins Friday 23 April 2021 Aired on Montez Radio at 19:00 (CET) From 24 April available on all major listening apps Superhost 2021 Organised by M HKA / In collaboration with Montez Radio The Contact Mood Share project developed by Hanne Lippard in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, is a three-part programme focusing on language, especially the vocabulary and semiology that comes with particular social changes and developments. The Contact season dedicates its time and space to what might touch or connect one body to another, virtually as well as physically. As part of the Contact season, Hanne Lippard has prepared a programme of audio works titled A CONSTANT OF FEELINGS related to the notion of ‘contact’. The playlist will air on Friday 23 April 2021 in collaboration with Montez Radio. The selection provides a unique listening experience of soundscapes and language-based performances by means of texts, songs and poems, giving the floor to artists, writers and musicians from different generations. The Contact Mood Share project by Hanne Lippard is part of Superhost; a programme investing in a yearlong relationship between an artist or a collective practice, the museum and its participating communities, and supporting the production of artworks, performative or discursive creations. The Superhost project is curated by Anne-Claire Schmidt and Joanna Zielińska. Contact Mood Share is generously supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), with additional support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Brussels. List of works and credits (in order of appearance): Sue Tompkins, RAID/TURNOVER, 2015 . Courtesy of the Artist,The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow and Voidoid Archive Records. 3:20 min. Luzie Meyer, Gesture, 2016. 6 min. Ania Nowak, To the Aching Parts! (Manifesto), 2019, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin Text, performance: Ania Nowak. Advice: Julia Rodríguez, Justyna Stasiowska. 12 min. Alison Knowles, Nivea Cream Piece, 1962. Premiered November 25th, 1962 at Alle Szenen Theater, Copenhagen, at Fluxus Festival. 5:21 min. Hanne Lippard, Sanctuary, 2013. 2:14 min. Claudia Pagès. Harry Potter. Emissions, Fools & Care (Talk Trouble). Music Production Alex Clavera. 2017. 4:13. Paul Arámbula, Walk through this world with me (1 ep. a fragment), 2019. 3:44 min. Dorothy Iannone, EWIG GRÜN, 1975. Published by Daniel Löwenbrück / Tochnit Aleph, Berlin in 2015 as a 12“ Vinyl LP in an edition of 300 copies. 15:42 min. Armin Lorenz Gerold, A passage from ‘Conversations with my soul’ found in ’Surge’ by Etel Adnan, 2020. 2:38 min. David Hofstra and Lynne Tillman, Tell the story. Just another asshole #5, 1981. 49 sec. Karl Holmqvist, CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND, 2020. 3:45. Laurel Halo, Years, 2012. 2:52 min.
01:07:29
April 23, 2021
A CONSTANT OF FEELINGS Programme of audio works selected by Hanne Lippard TRAILER
TRAILER Programme of audio works selected by Hanne Lippard As part of Contact Mood Share Works by: Paul Arámbula, Laurel Halo, David Hofstra and Lynne Tillman, Karl Holmqvist, Dorothy Iannone, Alison Knowles, Hanne Lippard, Armin Lorenz Gerold, Luzie Meyer, Ania Nowak, Claudia Pagès, Sue Tompkins Friday 23 April 2021 Aired on Montez Radio at 19:00 (CET) From 24 April available on all major listening apps Superhost 2021 Organised by M HKA In collaboration with Montez Radio The Contact Mood Share project developed by Hanne Lippard in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, is a three-part programme focusing on language, especially the vocabulary and semiology that comes with particular social changes and developments. Hanne Lippard has prepared a programme of audio works titled A CONSTANT OF FEELINGS related to the notion of ‘contact’. The playlist will air on Friday 23 April 2021 in collaboration with Montez Radio. The selection provides a unique listening experience of soundscapes and language-based performances by means of texts, songs and poems, giving the floor to artists, writers and musicians from different generations.
00:15
April 20, 2021