The Voice of Silence is an installation incorporating a Morse code sequencer, cable, Perspex, light bulbs, steel, household paint, & paint tins. It formed a central part of the larger exhibition entitled ‘A Short Score’. The title phrase alludes to a section of musical notation whose component parts can be reassembled into endless new formations of melody, rhythm and composition.
'The repetitive flicker of the flashing light bulbs suspended within The Voice of Silence create a mute musical fusion of rhythm and light. The soft light of each bulb serves as both an aesthetic element subtly shifting the assembled shadows of line and tones of colour, as well as, unbeknown to the viewer, a means of signification. The flashing lights spell the word Fantastica through a Morse code of on and off flickering. Although the word itself is not immediately known, the sequenced movement of light seems to suggest a recognisable attempt at communication. Indeed, the title’s association of a voice within the work, albeit one of silence, infuses the flickering of the light and its component flash of coloured shapes with allusions to speech and sound'. Extract from essay by Laura Mansfield
The collage works were made alongside the work. These drawings aided the development of the installation and create a series of ‘stills’ which depict the installation.
Morse code sequencer, cable, Perspex, light bulbs, steel, household paint, paint tins