Drawing of silence

2017,
40 x 15cm
pencil on paper

-From  Ghost in silence series

The below text extracted from ‘Ghost in silence’ was attached to the drawing:

Once my German music teacher asked me why I pause the music at the position of the rest sign that I had added in the music score. I couldn’t answer because I didn’t use the rest sign as an indication to pause the music, rather I meant to insert silence into the music. According to my teacher, the functionality of the rest sign is to halt the flow of music and not to present silence.

But silence has meanings in my country and there is no sign of silence in musical notation.

Silence can exist without speech, but speech can’t exist without silence. The word would be without depth, if the background of silence was missing.