In the back of the global pandemic, with an existential and economic need to be in resonance to collaborate and communicate over physical distance, the whole world accelerated further its digitalization. In this rapid transformation, laws were reconstituted and living habits altered.
In times of challenge, how to find a good balance between resilience and resistance when adapting to a changing environment?
How can we stay sensible for subtle yet powerful shifts in our being together.
What is an acceptable level of reality, and for who/what do we make the sacrifice?
The artwork Symphony of a Missing Room was conceived 2009 in and for the context of museums. By adapting to and mutually learning from its hosts, and with over a decade of research; a multitude of thoughts and tacit knowledge and reflections from over 20 international museums and biennales virtually accumulated inside its body, during the pandemi the artwork transmuted into an app: AmissingRoom: a recorded score for two people to enact the artwork as a series of multi-sensory states of being together. Sensibilities, that may go extinct or forgotten, if not practiced or cared for.
Reminiscent of how individuals from different generations live side by side interacting with each other, but somewhat fail to coincide and share each other’s realities. Inside the missing room, visitors pass through walls, into tunnels that travel through a network of past exhibitions and museums. Other artists, dead and alive, far and near, echo inside the symphony as an infinite conversation.