About

What is the M{ }esum? A phantom museum, a mystical vision, a pataphysical institution, a metaphysical speculation, a conceptual art-work or an actual destination. Real or imagined? Invented or discovered. Full or empty? Perhaps all of those things.

It may be that artist Löwendahl-Atomic conjured up the M{ }esum out of its own collection, for the M{ }esum specialize in ‘n∅bjects’, Löwendahl-Atomics term for the presence of absence.  The M{ }esum then could be described as a museum of absence, but whereas museums normally tell stories via the objects they have in their collection, Löwendahl-Atomic engage in collecting, not primary to assemble objects, but as a continuous act that makes absence visible.

The project is on-going, a floating narrative that evolves over time and comes to light (or not) through an amalgamation of various connecting and overlapping expressions and elements; archives, texts, artworks, exhibitions, events, art-fair-participation, and a museum/project space; the Muesum that is open to the public via appointment.

The M{ }esum operate both as a mental and a physical space. The elusive M{ }esum beyond reach, and its public wing, The Muesum.  Both exist in the absence of each other. Together they equal the s{ }m of everything and nothing.

The project has been running on and off since 2009. It is an artistic, literary, and performed work that embody a series of paradoxes and oscillate/interweave between the manifest and metaphysical, between the hole and the whole, between accomplishment and failure, between loss and gain and between truth and fiction.

 

 

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