Missing, Vermisst, Scomparso

This work is intended as an analysis and a representation of the psychosocial aspects raised by the phenomenon of missing people in contemporary cities. The question guiding my project entails the nature of the missing subject, the dynamics enacted by his disappearance and the elements inhabiting the space of the newly created absence. The concept of “missing” will be represented as an attempt to draw the boundaries of an inexplicable void and to gauge the tension tightening the borderlines of the unmapped territory covered by the relationship connecting – and simultaneously separating – the missing person and the community. Spannung as tension, Spannung as suspance, Spannung as a wasteland marked only by the signs of an ongoing research and an increasing sense of incertitude. The project consists in enacting a disappearance and in collecting all the material concerning both the active search (posters, flyers) and the reactions to the search (phone calls, emails). The gathering of the materials will take place in an installation aimed at illuminating the tension between a missing subject and all those who try to bridge the immeasurable distance of the absence.

Missing, Vermisst, Scomparso
documents from the project

Missing, Vermisst, Scomparso is part of the archive Agency for Unrealized Project.
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Missing, Vermisst, Scomparso
View of Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP)
at daadgalerie, 2012, Berlin. © e-flux

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