The Object is absent

The Object is Absent is a radical experiment. It is a theatre, a concert, a cinema, a gym and an exhibition in one. It is a playful gathering to learn and do, by designers and everyone. The Object is Absent is a manifesto to dematerialize design by optimizing optimistic human behaviour. The Object is Absent is a transmedia project constructed as an ever-evolving play, an action against the Action, a designers statement against materialist cheap abundance by creating value out of nothing. Especially in the context of Dutch Design Week The Object is Absent strives to avoid the physicality of the square meter stand, to give space back to people. The exhibition took place at MU Art Space during Dutch Design Week from 19th to 27th October 2019

  • Year


  • Type

    Film installation

  • Role

    • Scriptwriter
    • Director
    • Curator
  • Production

    MU Art Space

  • Curators

    • Angelique Spaninks
    • Lucas Maassen
    • Alexandre Humbert
    • Tom Loois

The Object is Absent will be all about acting design, singing design, dancing design, while the objects themselves will only look in from the outside.

  • Nomination

    Dutch Design Award 2020

  • Participating Designers

    • 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
  • Original Music Composition

    Arnaud Pujol