Absence was a video/sound installation and was part of a group show 'Happiness' held at the Castello di Monticello d'Alba  in May/June 2018 and curated by Carla Testore. Featuring Jonathan McCree, Jo Dennis and Paul Statham. The film explored the feelings created by deserted children's play parks and their relation to the happiness/unhappiness as experienced by the artist as a child. Held in the small hand built children's theatre hidden away behind the chapel in the castle, and with an accompanying sound collage, all the elements combined to make a memorable, if unsettling experience.