Silent and listen are considered perfect anagrams of one another; rearranging and utilizing the original letters only once, to create two different words of the same length.
Anagrams as wordplay often become the synonym or antonym of their subject. I am interested in exploring the dualities of these two words through formal experimentation and play. They can become criticism. They can become questions. They are sincere.
When positioned next to one another, silent and listen, become reflective. One cannot fully listen without maintaining some element of silence and silence can allow one to listen more intently.
Visitors were also able to create their own “silent/listen” and “NO HATE. NO FEAR” screen prints on site.
Invited by Hermosa Walls, this non-permanent mural was completed during August 2017.