The M{ }esum

The foreignness of what you no longer are, no longer possess, or haven’t yet become lies in wait at the M{ }esum.  What the M{ }esum in fact is, we may never know. It can in many ways be seen as an universal depository for all our lost things, knowledge, ideals, selves, relationships, relatives, utopias, pens, lighters, memories, work, potential and directions.

The M{ }esum is bigger than you can imagine and yet it takes up no space. With a collection that is simultaneously intangible and forever expanding, most of it remains hidden, the specifics irretrievable, for only that which is lost or unrealised can enter the M{ }esum. However, do not be fooled into thinking that the M{ }esum is a fictive museum, or some kind of philosophical or esoteric joke, for the M{ }esum, despite science’s or archaeology’s inability to prove its existence, is not mere abstractions or conceptual titillations. Rather the M{ }esum, one of its kind, is the world’s largest and most significant ‘museum’ to specialise above all in absence, loss and unrealised possibilities, known as n∅bjects*. In addition the the M{ }esum itself teether on the brink of disappearance, always on the verge of receding into obscurity, of becomng part of its own  collection, unless preserved.

 

T H E   C O L L E C T I O N

The M{ }esum, is widely considered to be the world’s greatest museum of lost history, science, heritage, culture, and other branches of knowledge. The diverse and manifold M{ }esum collection include n∅bjects* dating from ancient times to the present day, and beyond, in virtually every category. From missing masterpieces to the unpublished, unfinished and undone. From the burned down Great Library of Alexandria to your lost socks. From the historic, celebrated, far reaching and consequential to the forgotten, undocumented, undiscovered, worthless and obscure. From the personal to the collective. the M{ }esum  contains uncountable sets of n∅bjects*, many unknown, it is thus impossible to determine the collection’s size with any certainty, nonetheless, since the the M{ }esum specialises in absence, in theory the  collection is always complete, even when parts are missing.

 

D I R E C T I O N S

If You can't find it, you are already here.

The exact location of the M{ }esum is debated. It’s possible  that  the M{ }esum is concealed from view on another plane, beyond the treshold of perception. Others argue that the M{ }esum  is nothing but a curious tale, that it exists only as a myth or a rumour. Yet details of sightings and possible M{ }esum portals have been recorded in places, most frequently in Berlin, where for the convenience of the M{ }esum visitor a public  wing of the M{ }esum first opened  its doors on november the 5th. 2011

Here you may find a M{ }esum attendant, meticulously cataloging n∅bjects into the Muesum Archive or lovingly tending to your lost hats and scarves, to your lost trust in political systems, to the memory of a body,  to your old ego,  to your numerous lost telephones, to your future plans, to your lost cause, to your unfulfilled  desires and the answers that you never received.

 

 

 

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