The Force of Silence
With the pandemic causing the world to stop, scientists were provided with a unique opportunity to measure the resulting noise humans make. As studies showed a 69% reduction in recorded sounds, Jack Whiting is one in many that has struggled to overcome this FORCED SILENCE. From reworking old negatives containing happy memories to now becoming unidentifiable voids. To purchasing his first darkroom setup to document the closure of his workplace. And finally recreating a device that first recorded sound back in 1860 to speak of his frustrations, Whiting challenges his isolation by embedding the vocal vibrations back into the photographic. In sharing his own experiences, Whiting hopes to connect with the collective struggle that everyone has felt during the pandemic.
Callum Colson • James Dewhirst • Stella Gere • Kaitlen Hogan • Oli Koren • Holly Marsden • Hannah Milor • Benedict Moore • Jess Neary • Leon Patrick • Isaac Robinson • Holly Staniforth • Rebecca Thomas-McCann • Charles Turner • Isabel Walker • Jack Whiting •