29th June 2018

Unfinished: From Silence - Tate Exchange

an Unfinished project with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot." John Cage

A space for exploring silence and silencing from artistic, contemplative and political perspectives.

what emerges from silence?

how does it feel to be silenced?

when and how do we silence ourselves and others?

are there different qualities of silence

does silence suggest reverence or oppression?

is it a utopian ideal, or dystopian reality?

when do we choose to keep silent?

how are we taught to be silent?


"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."

Martin Luther King, Jr.