It needs to be endured, extended and savoured: silence. It is far more than emptiness, nothingness or a white sheet ofpaper. Silence is both stylistic device and attitude; it triggers emotions, fills space and makes the invisible tangible. Eight individuals from the field of teaching arteducation, design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre and transdisciplinary studies explain what they associate with silence.
Taboos are often quiet — not, however, in the theatre education project “Avanti, avanti,” which addresses the elephant in the room, breaks taboos, shouts them into a microphone and smashes them to pieces.
The short story “Reunion” ends in an atmospheric silence. Eight students doing their Master’s either in art education or transdisciplinary studies worked collectively on a story about silence, discussed narrative strands, threw ideas overboard or rearranged them. Dominic Oppliger, who runs the seminar on “Collaborative Writing,” explains how the story emerged.
Take a deep breath and plunge: Emma McMillin and Oliver Sahli, two game design students, have developed a meditation and virtual reality game that takes players on an immersive journey through the hidden realm of fungi.
The “Toni” is also in a chatty mood and reveals its glamorous and royal secrets. But, shush!
FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS ON SHUSH!