(ABSENT): part II


(absent): Part II is a roving, site-specific experience that enters through the ether and over the airwaves. Audiences witness the action--and hear the transmission--from inside their cars and through their car radios. Part II begins with the small audience of twenty cars driving into a field, and it continues as the audience progresses down a dirt road, through city traffic and along Boulder's backroads to the location of Part III. It is a sunset procession, a radio broadcast, and a quiet and still contemplation of the weight of empty space, of absence as presence inverted--not negated.

Parts II & III occur in sequence, as Part II carries the audience into Part III.


Part II takes place inside your car. It begins at sunset at this location in North Boulder on:

  • Wednesday, September 4, at 7:27 pm

  • Thursday, September 5, at 7:26 pm

  • Friday, September 6, at 7:24 pm

  • Saturday, September 7, at 7:23 pm

and continues along this route to this location, where Part III occurs.

We are limited a maximum of twenty cars. Tickets are sold per car, rather than per person, and tickets are $55 per car. The price per person will vary according to how many audience members ride with you. (Four people in a car = $13.75/person.) Carpooling is encouraged! If you have extra space in your car or are looking for a seat in someone else’s car, post a message on our FB event page.

Your ticket to Part II includes Part III. There is no separate ticketing for Part III.