Faraday Tent, 2011
Faraday Fabric (electromagnetic radiation shielding fabric), steel (tent poles), tent herrings, rope used
2,4 x 1,6 x 1,2 meters
edition 1/1 + 1 AP
Working on what Van Sonsbeeck calls the 'right to silence', she made a tent out of "Faraday Fabric" that shields the person inside from all electromagnetic signals, and thus not only from visible, but also from all invisible and inaudible noise. The tent becomes a portable personal space that you can take with you wherever you go, but, since it only consists of a very thin cloth, it definitely does not keep audible noise out. It may be a shelter, but only to a certain extent.