Silence Implies Consent

 

Silence Implies Consent is a concept of social interaction, which meansthat people are disposed to undertake the absence of an answer about the actionas a result of silent/tacit approvement of the same action.

As an example: If no one complainsabout the garbage left in the front of yard, that means that no one is reallybothered. In fact, perhaps they are, but everyone is silent. Though, youcan never be sure If that silence means approval.

Qui tacetconsentire non videtur – He who is silent is taken to agree. If someone doesn’tanswer/react, it cannot be interpreted as giving the approval or acceptance.This model is later expound as “Silence is sign of approval”, which is nottrue. If someone wants something, accepts, asserts something, he should say so,without any doubts about it, because his silence can be considered as anacceptance. All democratic legal systems (should be) are back to the origine,Roman laws.

Withthe performance of lip sewing I have expressed the attitude towards actionwhich was made by the prisoners of Central prison in Belgrade, and which had happenedcouple of times in the past few years, and also lately, in Kyrgyzstan, whereabout 400 prisoners have done the similar thing. The main reasons of this radicalacting were existential, bad habitat conditions, food, accommodation, hygiene,the politics of institution… The interesting is the analogy you can makebetween the prisoners and artists, who depend, as margine groups, of thegovernment apparatus. The absence of art institutions and culturalinfrastructure emplace not only artists, but the society as whole, in the prisoner’s position.

                                                                                                                                          

Silence implies consent / Tišina podrazumeva saglasnost je koncept socijalne interakcije, koja kaže da su ljudi skloni da preuzmu nedostatak odgovora na akciju kao prećutno odobravanje te akcije.

Primer navedenog procesa: Ako se niko ne žali na smeće koje sam stavio ispred dvorišta, onda mora biti da nikome ne smeta. Ustvari, svakome možda smeta, samo što svi ćute. Ne možete biti sigurni da njihovo ćutanje znači da pristaju.

Qui tacet consentire non videtur -- Ko ćuti ne saglašava se. Ukoliko neko ne daje odgovor to se ne može tumačiti kao davanje pristanka ili odobravanje. Ovaj institut je kasnije drugačije tumačen kao "Ćutanje je znak odobravanja" a to je nepravilno. Ako neko nešto želi, prihvata, podržava, treba to nedvosmisleno da izjavi, a ne da se njegovo ćutanje smatra kao saglasnost. Svi demokratski pravni sistemi su se vratili izvornom, tj. Rimskom tumačenju.

Performansom ušivanja usta izražen je stav koji direktno referiše na akciju koju su izveli zatvorenici Centralnog zatvora u Beogradu, nekoliko puta tokom poslednjih godina, a u skorije vreme u Kirgistanu oko 400 zatvorenika je izvelo sličnu akciju. Razlozi ovako radikalnog protesta su egzistencijalni, loši uslovi življenja, hrane, smeštaja, higijene, politike institucija... Zanimljiva je ta analogija gde su umetnici kao i zatvorenici marginalna grupa koja zavisi od državnog aparata. Odsustvo umetničkih institucija i kulturne infrastrukture stavlja u poziciju zatvorenika ne samo umetnika nego i celo društvo

 

Posted by borissribar on March 31, 2012 at 1:53 PM 1091 Views

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