SOUND MUSEUM OF SILENCE
Silence can be defined as an environment with a volume lower than 20 dB (decibel). Below 20 is the attempt to create an imaginary museum whose theme is silence. The peculiarity, a paradox, is that the project is about sound. As a result, the museum is an archive of sound recordings “below20dB”. Open and on-going, the museum collects the contributions of anyone who wants to give away his experience of silence.
Between nights of New York streets, walks in tropical woods, to the Holocaust Tower at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, listening to the tracks, one finds oneself in front of an unexpected variety of sonorous panoramas in which it is possible to grasp in detail the environmental, geographical and cultural diversities of different contexts. The archive thus becomes a tool for research and reflection on the different perceptions and some of those nuances that are often recorded as “background perspectives of approach to everyday life, capable of capturing noise” and consequently labeled as irrelevant.