Winterwerkschau 2023: Projekte

Silence: Associations from the Valley of Kashmir


eingereicht von

Prof. Martin Hesselmeier, Prof. Clemens Wegener

Kunst und Gestaltung

Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung - Studienprogramm Media Art and Design (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Art der Präsentation


What is silence?

Objectively speaking, silence is defined an absence of sound. But silence, and the expressions associated with it could stir a myriad of emotions & feelings for people based upon their experiences & cultural realities. Silence could be a virtue that allows one to listen to the unsaid. On the contrary, silence can be a tool used by the powerful to exercise control over the weak.

The project aims to represent the associations & emotions drawn from the concept of 'silence' for the people of Kashmir. The result is an interactive light installation that responds to the voices around it; the words 'Czoape kaerzi," meaning 'Stay Silent' in Kashmiri carved out of the interface, go dark in the absence of sound reinforcing the narrative that 'silence is safety.'

Ausstellungs- / Veranstaltungsort

  • Marienstraße 5