Our Odds Against Tomorrow: Exhibit A artist Gabo Guzzo has caught the attention of the BBC.
Guzzo's sound piece 'The quietest place in the world' has been featured by BBC Brazil.
With a video and snippets of the recording, (featuring the artist, BEARSPACE Director Julia and baby Ollie) this story is a must to read!
'The quietest place in the world' is a loop of recording from the Amazon rainforest in collaboration with sound ecologist Gordon Hempton - through Hempton's and Guzzo's extensive research, they have concluded that this spot (Camp 41) in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, is the only place in the world where one can experience 6 full hours of uninterrupted natural silence, undisturbed by man made interference.
Hempton: "If we consider 15 minutes of interference free silence, there are 200 to 300 places around the world where this is possible, mostly in peripheral countries who can not pay for fossil fuels. If we consider three hours of silence, there 15 places that I know around the world. And if we try to find a place that is naturally silent for six hours, there is only one which is in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, where I recorded this sound used by Guzzo. "
"When experiencing the piece, visitors are asked to use headphones that cancel out external sound and reproduce the sound of the Amazon. "And people lie on a mattress round, representing the planet earth, by contacting the floor, a unique sensory experience," says Guzzo."