• ever feel like someone is missing?
  • audio work, 2016

  • Serpentine Galleries
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  • ever feel like someone is missing? was commissioned by Serpentine Galleries for Invocations for Hilma af Klint on the occasion of af Klint's exhibition Painting the Unseen. It begins with a reading of entries from an online support site for parents who feel an uncanny and unspeakable sense of a child being missing. In several responses, parents discuss the experience of mourning children lost through a miscarriage or in childbirth, while others reflect on the feeling of ‘someone being missing’ as a religious sense of purpose, a calling towards parenthood. The sound piece transitions into an in-conversation with Owen Lacey, another vanishing-twin-syndrome survivor, sharing our individual responses, the limitations of language to describe them and of the family unit to account for them.