Installation: Petra Eichler and Susanne Kessler
Light design: Herbert Cybulska, Gregor Roth
Sound design: Martin Bott
Sounds of Silence is a series of installations by Petra Eichler and Susanne Kessler, between October 2005 and December 2006. The series inaugurated with Sound 1, held at Weißfrauenstraße 12 (near Willy-Brandt-Platz) in October 2005, offering "the kind of silence people only dream of".
Watch a documentary (Quicktime 5.9 MB) of the installation here.
The installation works with the silent strength of the fragile. A forest clearing exchanges its familiar materiality and exposes its fragile and poetic side. Out of layers of white paper silhouettes, a natural landscape evolves. The visitors can move through the layers, but only slowly and carefully, otherwise the paper and the situation is torn apart. A light and sound collage immerses the space in a dawn-like atmosphere. Let the images speak for themselves.
At the invitation of Droog Design, Susanne Kessler and Petra Eichler designed an additional paper forest for the Milan International Furniture Fair in April 2006, which had five layers, each 16m x 3.26m.
sound 1 for Droog Design at the Milan International Furniture Fair 2006
The Hangaram Design Museum of the Seoul Arts Centers bought this forest for its collection and presented it at Designmade 2006.
[images and text extracted from Sounds of Silence]
UPDATE: The designers have recently completed a window display project for the Van Cleef & Arpels' flag ship store in Paris. Find the details at our mein™ design blog!
For more information, visit Sounds of Silence.