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[uio] urban interface oslo, september 2007 blog
curated by Susanne Jaschko, Berlin

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Blue Wall of Silence addresses the increase in security barriers worldwide.
A wall in the shape of a pentagon was erected in a public space in Oslo. The wall's material (shredded bank records, flour, water and sunflower seeds) was made to disintegrate during the course of the exhibition. Initially the wall was smooth, while the weather and the interactions of birds and passersby transformed it over time. As the wall crumbled, the barrier became an open framework that revealed the inner workings of the pentagon, its motion sensor controlled emergency lights and sound recording were exposed.