Argentine artist Rafael Landea’s multimedia installation, Maps of Silence, explores the political use of the concept of silence in different historical contexts. This work was created in collaboration with Gregory T. Kuhn. It features video performances of John Cage’s 4’33″ recorded in different countries.
Maps of Silence examines different historical contexts where the concept of silence took on crucial social and political dimensions. One of them is Buenos Aires, 1975, during a dictatorial government campaign ; this context is called by the artist, “Silence = Death” .