In 2009, Italian artist Filippo Minelli began his analysis on silence. This uncommon analysis was sparked by video footage of political demonstrations, and his background review in political science. The outcome of his study was Silence/Shapes, an examination in silence and attractiveness.
Silence/Shapes is an ongoing work of artwork, where he decontextualizes smoke bombs in uncommon locations, this kind of as nature and abandoned buildings to give them a bodily shape. By performing so, it leaves an open forum for interpretation, regardless of whether it be political or religious. By highlighting the elegance of a smoke bomb, it demonstrates how beauty can be found in extremely striking contrasts.
From the artist:
It’s one thing that manifests itself, something that you can’t clarify. Silence and light are often there, especially in the natural or abandoned environments I seem for. If you visit them by yourself you understand there is something that includes the landscape, and that factor is silence.