The Silent Bell installation is inspired by the central European tradition where cast metal church bells were replaced with wooden bells during Easter: In respect for – and in memory of their lost ones.

The bell was designed as part of the re-establishing the political camp on Utøya after the terror attacks in 2011. A central part of this project was a simple belfry: The future location of the Silent Bell.

The project was made in close collaboration with Erlend Blakstad Haffner during the Fantastic Norway-days and was first exhibited as part of the Venice Architectural Biennale 2012.