Symphony of a Missing Room
19 May- 8 June / Lundahl & Seitl (Sweden/UK)

Lundahl & Seitl created immersive and highly personal journeys into the public and private spaces of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition
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Starts at: May 19, 2013 21:55
Ends at: June 08, 2013 21:55

Imagination takes over -
and the intangible became real

Each year the Royal Academy of Arts is transformed by the Summer Exhibition, as more than 1,000 works go on display in the world’s biggest open-submission art show. But what is left in the museum after the art works have gone?

Lundahl & Seitl’s Symphony of a Missing Room: Archive of the forgotten and remembered was a rare chance to find out. Using multisensory technology, invisible dance and whispered illusion, it lead audiences on a collective and extremely personal journey through the Royal Academy’s public and private spaces, revealing the building as never before.

Based in Stockholm and London, Lundahl & Seitl created a unique art work that dissolved the difference between the real and the virtual. With Symphony of a Missing Room, they offered an experience that will never be forgotten.



75 mins

Presented in English

Symphony of a Missing Room is an immersive experience. Visitors are advised to wear flat shoes as they will be standing and walking for the duration of the work. Visitors will be led by a dedicated guide, gently leading them through their personal journey.

Lead Collaborator - Rachel Alexander
Collaborators - Dagmara Bilon, Lisette Drangert, Laura Hemming-Lowe, Catherine Hoffmann, Genevieve Maxwell, Colin McLean, Pia Nordin
Costume Designer - Jula Reindell
Royal Academy of Arts
6 tours daily from 10am 19 May–8 June 2014

£18 (concessions)

If you have access requirements please contact the LIFT box office on or 0207 968 6808 (2-6pm Mon-Fri)

Price does not include transaction fee

Presented by LIFT and the Royal Academy of Arts. Supported by Festivals in Transition — Global City Local City with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Illustration courtesy of Christer Lundahl; mixed media on paper.