Silence as Dialogue

A silent dialogue between the photographer and the audience, but also between the works in a room. Both of these are well known phenomena with exhibitions. This exhibition adds a further layer of silence, however, it is also about the silence in the everyday life that surrounds us. Through the photographs, viewers may be reminded of situations in which they or others have fallen silent.

Thus, cemeteries are places where the living try to maintain the connection with the deceased. The motives and media can vary greatly. Silence and withdrawal may act as a protection in the first moment of pain. With time, however, they are overcome and the world resumes contact.

The works of Frauke Langguth and Thilo Seibt show distance, absence, loss and mourning, but also love, search and longing.

Sometimes silence is the beginning of a dialogue. Sometimes silence is eternal.