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Absentea Party

Minette Visser

Absentea Party


Animated Gif

Dimensions Variable

A bit of history

Emma Willemse’s Advanced Art Group in Johannesburg were invited one Saturday to go play in a house that was about to be demolished. I staged a tea party, but no one showed up – hence the pun in the title.
The concept goes back to my fifth birthday party.
I had invited a whole bunch of kids from my class, but only my brother, my sister, my mom and a girl my mom had picked up from the nursery school (I was in primary school by then) was there.
It felt like no one came.
And every party I have had since has been tainted by this fear: What if no one shows up?

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