{sf} nuestros silencios

February 1, 2016

Nuestros Silencios has been installed in cities all over the world. It was recently in San Francisco and I happened upon it while being a tourist in my own City and heading for some adventure at the Ferry Building. At first, I had no idea why these giant human-like strucutres were spread out on the lawn, but upon further inspection, learned what the sculpture Rivelino was trying to communicate.

Their website describes it best:

“Our Silences is a monumental sculpture installation which addresses individual self-censorship, as a fundamental human right: freedom of speech. In every city where it is presented, the work of art acquires a different meaning by establishing contextual relationships with the local architecture, culture, society and history. Our Silences comprises ten great format anthropomorphic pieces (3.50 x 2.20 x 1.10 m, weighting approximately a ton each) made with lost wax bronze technique, and white, ochre patina. It also includes the Touch Box, a cubic sculpture made of iron which contains four small format pieces based upon the monument figures; though they were specially created for persons with visual disability. These four pieces also allow the ludic experience to any observer.”

The “Silences” each city faces is different resulting in a different understanding of the sculptures depending on where they are installed at that point in time. I’m wondering what San Franciscan dwellers imagine this city’s silences to be?

A silent SF photo adventure:






One Response to “{sf} nuestros silencios”

  1. annalice said

    wow this is quite artistic!

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