The Silence Experiment is on Hiatus.
Designed as a creative experiment – its first iteration was a failure. I neglected one of the primary aspects – organising sufficient companions for silence, and fell into a pattern of too many solo silences, each given insufficient attention. I also allowed backlogs to build up, writing up with too much of a break after the initial experience.
Ironically, the day I finally missed a silence it wasn’t disillusionment – I was attending a visual theatre training course and simply forgot.
But this is only a Pause.
I love this project – the surprises it led to even in such a short time particularly.
I will restart it at some point in 2013, with a better plan for finding people to share silences with.
Before then there may be some occasional experiments in silent form.