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Wednesday 21st December 2016
In Pursuit of Silence
Patrick Shen’s new film In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative film about our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. It is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, so join us at the South London Botanical Institute on Winter Solstice for a real “Silent Night” celebration.
In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend.
Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it is a documentary,