May 18 – 22, 2022 at Willemsplein 85, 3016 DR Rotterdam


The project Silence comprises three parts: “The Dark Century,” “Lifequake,” and “Silence.”

“The Dark Century” asks whether we want to return to the dark times that most of us know only from history lessons. Are we each aware of the risks we face today, regardless of whether they come from war or the climate crisis?

The next series, “Lifequake,” derives its title from the word earthquake. To protect the earth from humanity, must we experience a lifequake to recognize that we cannot avoid changes in our lives?

An earthquake is usually followed by silence. Silence is the focus of the last series, showing winter scenery.

Snow creates silence and forces us to reduce the speed in our lives. This brings me to my beliefs.

I believe in the power of silence. “Nothing has changed the nature of man as much as the loss of silence,” wrote the philosopher Max Picard in the 1950s. This is debatable, but we know the consequences of the opposite of silence from politics, history, and social media, to name a few.

I believe in democracy.

And I believe in the statement in paragraph I of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”—even if that seems foolish in the spring of 2022.

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