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Silent City is meant for museums of modern art, for large music, art and film festivals and for manifestations on architecture, anywhere in the world. It offers a refuge of peace and quiet amidst the turmoil of modern life, for example as part of a city festival.
It can also function as a completely autonomous entity. An indoor version of the Silent City Portal has been planned to allow for showings in smaller venues.
The Silent Sky Project
- The participants lie on their backs looking at the sky in silence.
Sometimes they are positioned in a circle, sometimes in a square, and
sometimes in another work of art. Often they have something in common, like being part of the same organisation.
- at Art Rotterdam, 2014.
In the middle of a busy metropolis, three inflateables create a soft white island of silence and peacefulness.
- Performance with 688 civil servants working for the Dutch province of Gelderland.
In silence, the participants enter a circular disk and stand still. When the disk is full, they are invited to walk clockwise, thus making a circular movement together. After ten minutes, at the signal, everyone stands still again again for a few minutes.
- Uummanatsiaq, Greenland. Two cabins on sledges that can be towed by dogs or a snowmobile over the ice.
The cabins are insulated and can be used for sitting, cooking and sleeping. Each cabin can accomodate up to 6 people.
- a small group of participants embarks on a 90 minute walk through nature in silence.
The walk is interrupted several times for short performances to have an experience of silence. There is no conversation during the entire expedition. The project concludes with the group sharing their experiences.
- Until recently on display in the sculpture garden of the Kroeller-Mueller Museum, now to be part of the Kroeller-Mueller exhibition at Floriade 2017.
Suspended from 6 steel cables one looks at the sky through a natural opening between the trees.
Silence Out Loud
- a visitor mounts a flight of stairs in the middle of an exhibition to put his head in the work of art and thus experience his self sought silence.