Stille by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Thomas Riedelsheimer2021-04-01

A collaboration with filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer and Google Arts & Culture, taking you on a restorative journey through rural Germany and beyond.

Silence is a widely misunderstood concept, often dismissed simply as the absence of sound. On the contrary, scientists are discovering that silence can have tangible, positive effects on human health, able to slow our breathing and heart rate, reduce levels of cortisol in our bodies (the ‘stress hormone’) and even help us grow new brain cells.

Filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer has spent over a decade capturing moments of silence. This has been paired with sounds specifically designed to slow your body using nine second breath cycles. Ephemeral, gently changing, and with a focus on silent happenings and non-happenings, the result is intended to help you reappraise silence in a new way.

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