a silent corner 2 1996 first appeared in two corners and a cube at the Galerie Köstring/Maier, München, in 1997. a silent corner 2 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, 173.5h x 146.5w x 7d cm. a silent corner 2 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 red rectangle above and place it on the adjoining corner wall. You have now completed this work of silent art.
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