silence / theme
According to John Cage, silence is the whole world of sound. Sometimes it is the space between a tree falling unwitnessed in the forest and the postapocalyptic movement of the
Butoh dancer. Silence is not noiseless, but still. It may be used to intensify and call attention to, as well as mark and delimit, space and time.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.