Quan el museu tanca les seves portes

This project is a site-specific intervention exploring the relationship between art and magic, from prehistory to the avant-garde. The walls of the exhibition space in Can Palauet were covered with a series of phrases, collected from a variety of sources, talking about how art has been considered a method of communicating with the invisible.

The only way to read the invisible phrases is by taking part in a performance which begins at 8 PM, when the museum closes its doors, turns off the lights, and the exhibition display is deactivated. This performance functions as a “guided anti-visit” or “non-guided visit”, in which the public activates the phrases with the aid of black-light flashlights. The experience is mediated only by decisions made by the public; the interventions of different performers; and the use of music, gesture and voice.