a silent cube

Announcement card:

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.

Stamped by the Bureau of Calculating Silence © 1965

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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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Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
1 white rectangle

acrylic on MDF

7h x 50w x 20d cm
1 yellow silence

acrylic on MDF

8.75h x 8.75w x 8.75d cm
1 Encyclopaedia

watercolour and lead pencil on paper, framed

46h x 67w cm