We have just had something called: "Kulturmødet" on the island where I live. The artist (Anja) was asked if she could create a new door for this event. So therefore the "door of silence" instead became:
Kulturmødet was a national gathering that was supposed to highlight different things about art. E.g.:
-What do we want from art?
-Do we want art at all?
-How should the state support artists financially?
-What type of art do we want?
+ more questions about art.
Sadly I was unable to find the time to attend any of the discussions, but I did find the time to go to the meeting place and behold "the door of creation".
I really like the way Anja has decorated the door, and I am proud that the community has asked her if the door could be kept in the position even after the "kulturmødet" is over.
Below is a translation of the artists description of the door:
The door is the manifestation and the sum of the so far largest of my closed doors. A massive mastodon that has been milled and assembled especially for me. It came to me in the moment the silence was broken. I had named my urge of creation and its spirit. The Universe has responded with a manifestation that can't be ignored. Now the door is there, and the choice is mine. Do I want to pass though? Dare I? Can I? Am I able to?
It starts with a thought. The door invites to drop all the "ought" and "should" and instead look inward, rediscover ones own power of creation and from there create an entrance and an exit. A mental journey, which is manifested in the physical World, when we are able to live as intense and confident as infants again. All keys to creation are to be found inside. On the edge between future and past.
(Sorry if the translation is not entirely correct, but we weren't taught translation of philosophical stuff at the marine engineers college).