THE OBJECT IS ABSENT
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2019
Image by MU Artspace
The Object is Absent: Optimistic manifesto for less materialistic design
It looks like we’re drowning in a sea of things – high time to reconsider our perception of the world and act accordingly. Can we find fresh perspectives on the relations between objects and us? Zero waste, no inequality! The need for change is paramount in the radical performative and exploratory exhibition The Object is Absent during the Dutch Design Week. In the absence of objects, representation, physical awareness and action take over. An exhibition constructed as an ever-evolving play. Not things but their makers are present, acting design, singing design, dancing design. They create from scratch together with you, dear visitor of MU. To play along is the only thing that matters. The floor is yours!
Concept, curating and realisation of The Object is Absent: Alexandre Humbert, Tom Loois, Lucas Maassen and Angelique Spaninks.
Alexandre Humbert, Alvin Arthur, Andreas Refsgaard, Dorota Gazy & Peter Rombouts, Elise 't Hart & Nils Davidse, Giulia Soldati, Govert Flint, Ivi van Keulen, Louis De Belle, Lucas Maassen, Mark Henning, Marie Caye, Noud Sleumer, Rawad Baaklini, Thom van Rijckevorsel, Vivien Tauchmann, Woody Veneman, Alexandre Humbert
Exhibition assistant, Actions participant facilitator
Text: Concept, curating and realisation of The Object is Absent:
Alexandre Humbert, Tom Loois, Lucas Maassen and Angelique Spaninks
Images: https://mu.nl/en/exhibitions/the-object-is-absent, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mu-eindhoven/albums/72157711521596596, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mu-eindhoven/albums/with/72157711521596596, Megan Erasmus
Credit: MU Artspace