Quiet Mark - launch of Woodland House, Kew Gardens
True quiet can be hard to come by these days; particularly in our cities, suburbs and satellites. From the steady drone of traffic and the blaring of horns, to the panicked incision of a siren, muzak from the retail outlets, pedestrian clatter. In our homes there is the functional noise of all those necessaries; the insect hum of the fridge, shudder of the tumble, the hairdryer held by an ear reaching decibels that damage within a couple of minutes.
We are often mercilessly stimulated; savagely entertained from all sides. That connectivity of our tech-frenetic modern living, where we must always be plugged-in, has become part of the fabric of our lives and movement; those bleats and alerts melting into the canvas with the traffic and the chatter, each becoming more and more simply a given, simply the background we understand.Go Back