Absent acted as an ' alternative audio guide ' to an exhibition which was long since passed. Using quotes from artists, curators and art critics, the surround-sound audio piece functioned as a critique on authoritative figures within art who speak of their interpretations as absolute and factual when they are often contradictory.
Lights on timers would activate at certain points of the audio piece, creating a link between what was being said, and what the viewer could see in the installation. The audience were guided around the space from a dusty spot where a painting had been, a lit up but empty performance space and a TV showing white noise. At the exit, a library was placed for viewers to ‘read up’ on their experience as an intended patronisation of visitors (which so often happens in museums).