Silence Was Golden is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s “Readymades”, turning ordinary objects into art, and by Austrian contemporary artist Erwin Wurm’s humorous One Minute Sculptures, along with graffiti from around the planet.
It is a global public art project built around words and short phrases made from golden letter shaped balloons, chosen by performers to express their feelings towards their environment and their histories. Silence Was Golden is an attempt to empowering people everywhere to use art to express themselves in public spaces, often without permission.
So far, Silence Was Golden has been performed 255 times in 1/4 of the world’s countries; 181 cities, 49 countries, six continents.
Curated and sponsored by the non-profit Public Delivery.