Loek van Vliet writes:
What I try to do is not a documentary study on silence, nor is it a study for areas of silence, it is much more the depicting and translating the feeling of silence. A calling for reflection. This results in a few things. First the picture needs to be taken within the borders of these areas. Second, I’m looking visually for a kind of wilderness. In a country in which almost every inch is created, I look for the apparent absence of humankind. They should appear in the details, but nature must have taken over. These visible aspects should call for reflection. The relationship of nature and human, life and death, religion, etc.
Whether we visit these areas, or not, we must know that they exist. Areas that you visit as a guest, that we respect, let in peace, not because we know what happens, but because we do not. In this way these areas function as modern sacred grounds.