TAP's Database of Public Art Practices in Lebanon
Our Database of Public Art Practices is an on-going research project archiving public art interventions that have taken place in Lebanon from 1980 to present day.
The Silent Room is a shed inserted in a dense urban public context accessible to the general public. The space can be experienced individually, for a time span of maximum 30 minutes per person. Individuals are invited to use it not to perform or achieve anything, but just to be. It is stripped bare of all unnecessary distracting elements. The interior is a cocoon-like environment where the visitor becomes aware of the limits of his body, and therefore of his entity, against a warm and protective envelope. It is isolated from outside noise, except for one sound: the hum of the city at its quietest hours.
|Location:||Flower market, el Nahr|
|Medium:||Sculpture, Sound, Urban Furniture|
|Tags:||Public sculpture Site-specific intervention|
|Framework:||Beirut Design Week|
|Authorizations:||Municipality of Beirut|