S I L E N C E
S i l e n c e is an immersive urban installation that confronts the visitor with three categories of Silence, relating to the body in space and to the creative process regarding inspiration. The concept and design guidelines were inspired by John Cage’s theory, Agnes Martin’s thoughts in silence and Tilda Swinton’s state of a presence/performance. Each artist for one category of Silence respectively.
The installation was designed to be placed on the Insel der Jugend (Berlin-Treptow) open air with open access. It’s in dialogue with the elements of the place, like the trees and some urban furniture, which leads the visitors through a soundscape of Silence.
The first area is ‘Horizontal-External Silence’ which consists of a route that stimulates listening in movement and contemplation. The second area is the ‘Vertical-Internal Silence’ which consists in two rooms. The first one is a closed room with resonance features, which stimulates reflection and invites the visitors to see themselves through sound and focus the attention to their insight. The second would be on top of the first, with a larger perspective in order to take distance and pause. The third area is the ‘Divergent Silence’ which would be located on an intermediate level of structure, with high perspective including the floor level. In this part, the visitors area invited to express themselves and experiment as a manifestation of what happened in the previous phases. The installation aims to create a constant dialogue between the inside and the outside of a person in a fluid and playful way, taking the silence as a moment of inspiration, clarity and define creativity.
Model scale 1:100 of the full urban intervention on the Insel der Jugend.
Plans 1:100 of the architectural installation project Silence
Render of the project on the Insel der Jugend made by Claudio Squella, CSV Rendering
Project presentation at the TU for the MA in Arts: Model 1:100, Plans, Images, Drawings, Book, Sound Installation & Performance.