a silent corner 2

Year: 1996
Ontology: Limited edition
Edition: Silent Art
In edition: 3

Medium: watercolour and lead pencil on paper, gesso, acrylic paint and pencil on MDF

HxWxD cm: 173.5h x 146.5w x 7d cm
Components: 4
Collection: Private collection: Munich, 1997

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 red rectangle above and place it on the adjoining corner wall. You have now completed this work of silent art.

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Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
1 Encyclopaedia

pencil and watercolour on paper

490h x 702w mm (framed)
1 silent red

acrylic paint and pencil on MDF

45h x 275.5w x 70d mm (red)
1 silent green

acrylic paint and pencil on MDF

80h x 384.2 wx 70d mm (green
1 green

acrylic paint and pencil on MDF

200h x 600w x 70d mm (green)