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a silent cube 1996 first appeared in two corners and a cube at the Galerie Köstring/Maier, München, in 1997. a silent cube is one of three in the limited edition Silent Art. The artwork's medium includes watercolour and lead pencil on paper, gesso, acrylic paint and pencil on MDF, measuring, overall, a silent cube is in a private collection: Munich, 1997.
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The Bureau wishes to advise that silence can be saved and turned into substance by following these simple directions. Enter a room in which there is a telephone, wait for it to ring, answer it and note the date and time of the conversation: _______ at _____ am/pm. Now wait again for a second conversation: _______ at _____ am/pm. Calculate the length (substance) of time (silence) that passed between these two conversations by making every 60 minutes equal 3 centimetres: _______min. = _______cm. Results are to be recorded in the ‘Encyclopaedia of Silent Art’ at the room for two corners and a cube. Thank you.
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Encyclopaedia of Silent Art
To make this work of silent art you must first enter a room in which there is a telephone. Wait for the telephone to ring, answer it and note the date and time of the ensuing conversation. _______ at _____ am/pm. Wait for a second call and again note the date and time. _______ at _____ am/pm. Now calculate the length of time that passed between these two conversations by making every 60 minutes equal 3 centimetres: ______hrs. _______min. = _______cm
Take out this length of silence from the yellow rectangle above and place it on a white rectangle. You have now completed this work of silent art.
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