An artist's absence doesn't mean he is not there.
The London-based design studio The Workers, won the IK price in 2014 with the a project called "After Dark". This project allowed people from all over the world to visit Tate Britain during night time, by controlling a robot (through a web application) within the comfort of their households.
By participating in this experience, the author took control of a robot right from his couch in Porto, Portugal, and performed a thirteen minute "walk" around a gallery inside Tate Britain. The goal was to avoid the omnipresence of artworks, while looking for insignificant details of the gallery space.
Being absent implies not to have the full experience of the place or event. But that is not a negative thing in itself. Not knowing is a creative stimulus and an open field for personal mental construction. Sound is the main element of the alternative context constructed for these images.
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