Tacet

Hekkenbergarchitects (design) & Paul Beuk (implementation)

2008


A sound-suppressing glass cube is only accessible via a small subway. The construction affects the environment both visually and acoustically. The huge absence of sound points at silence and the conscious experience of it, whereas the visual impression of the surrounding stays invariable. The design of the installation has been indirectly inspired by the controversial composition 4’33’’ by John Cage, a work consisting of three parts ‘Tacet’ (Latin for ‘It is silent’).

Hekkenbergarchitects (NL) was founded in 2002 by Joris Hekkenberg. The office takes care of various projects in which architecture, the arts and other creative disciplines interfere. Paul Beuk (NL) is producer and implements art works on demand as well as complex technical applications for artistic projects.