The Silent Rock Festival took place at SMART Project Space on the 4th of February as part of the exhibition 'An Ocean of Lemonade, or the Trouble with Living in Times of Fulfilled Utopias', by Pierre Bismuth.
The Silent Rock Festival is an electronic music concert that can be heard by one person from the public at a time. Critical of the art tendency to become purely spectacular and event driven, the project deals with the common problem of public/private, the position of art in the "entertainment industry" and the place of the viewer. The purpose of « Silent Rock Festival » is not to present a piece to the public, but to make the "public gathering" the piece in itself. The presentation of a private moment in public context, places the viewer in a spectacle of the spectacle.