18-23 OCT   A CORUÑA

The Great Silence

The Great Silence (2014) focuses on the world's largest radio telescope, which transmits and captures radio waves to and from the farthest edges of the universe and is home to the SETI database that processes cosmic noise in attempt of finding and decoding possible messages of extraterrestrial intelligence. Located in Esperanza (Hope), Puerto Rico, it is also home to the last members of an endangered species of parrots, Amazona vittata. Allora & Calzadilla collaborated with science fiction author Ted Chiang on a subtitled script in the spirit of a fable that ponders the possibilities of communication as well as the irreducible gaps between living, nonliving, human, animal, technological, and cosmic actors.
Year 2014
Duration 9'
Sound format -
Recording format -
Exhibition format single-channel