La Biennale di Venezia - Mostra Internazionale di Architettura

    "Why not think of places in terms of their potential for emptiness rather than fullness? How can we fight the fear of emptiness in architecture? How can we imagine forms that generate places of silence and contemplation? How can we create sensitive spaces for encounters and dialogue?

    Paul Virilio, the thinker of speed, evoked the void as the depth of time, as expressed in his "anti-form" paintings, in which he painted the void between objects. A play on space and absent matter, which obviously leads us to architectural space.

    Using mythological references and the observation of a group of sixteen thousand-year-old olive trees in Lebanon, "A Roof for Silence" speaks of the need for emptiness, and the life that can inhabit it like silence.” - Hala Wardé

    Upon invitation by Lebanese architect Hala Wardé, Charlotte Dauphin created a group of sculptures to respond to Paul Virilio’s anti-form, a research on matter and void.

    Additionally, she worked with poet Etel Adnan to create a ring with one of the poet’s artwork - the image of a tree - engraved on the object.