2016, 81 minutes, Director: Patrick Shen
In Pursuit of Silence
is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet—and examines the role of silence in the wonders of the world.
The screening will be followed by a discussion of the role of silence in art and in life. Do you have a favorite moment of silence from your own life, a piece of music, or documentary?
Now in its 11th year, Sound Scene
will feature sonic surprises and thought provoking listening opportunities produced by DC-based artists as well as works from artists from Spain, India, Armenia, Germany, New York, Michigan, and elsewhere. There will also be live performances from Layne Garrett, David Schulman, members of the National Symphony Orchestra, and the dance ensemble, Errant Movement. A full schedule of live performances is available online and on location.
The film In Pursuit of Silence
is being presented as part of Sound Scene: Mapping Memory
, an interactive audio art installation at the Hirshhorn Museum, July 7 and 8, 2018. Produced by the DC Listening Lounge and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with support from the Goethe-Institut Washington and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.