Silent Space – Intensified Integrities
Vernissage : April 4, 18.00
05 – 30 Apri l 2014
The Silence Project will open with an exhibition “Silent Space – Intensified Integrities” in Meinblau Atelierhaus in Berlin. The exhibition presents a selection of Nordic female artists whose work reflects the layering of environment and personal space.
Artists: Nina Backmann, Lene Berg Rebekka Gudleifsdóttir, Mia Hamari, Marja Helander, Lise Björne Linnert, Sari Palosaari.
In a time of mega cities the availability of free space and silence for an individual is diminishing and becoming a luxury. The Silence Project explores the notion that there is no freedom without responsibility and invites reflection, dialogue and experimentation.
The Silence Project was initially inspired by the traditional Finnish concept of Jokamiehenoikeus that translated as “freedom to roam” or “everyman’s right,” which – regardless who the land belongs to – allows everyone free access to nature and waterways and the right to collect natural products. This concept, held dear by all Nordic, countries symbolizes the very essence of the Nordic culture: A close relationship to nature where silence and space are always present.
The aim of the Silence Project is to connect independent artists with cultural and social entities in order to study, share and experiment with the concept of silence in relation to new urban realities. The exhibition Silent Space Intensified Integrities represents the first reflections on the ideas behind the Silence Project.
The multi-disciplinary exhibition programme includes a performative dining experience – The Silence Meal, (dates tba). In April the Silence Cities App will be launched in cooperation with the ANCB –Metropolitan Laboratory in Berlin.
After the initial opening in Berlin the exhibition will continue to travel, e.g. to Gallery F 15 Moss/Norway (27.09.-23.11.2014), NOASS Riga/Latvia (2015), Paris/France (2015), Gallen-Kallela Museum Espoo/Finland (2016).