The Art of Recording Real People and Situations
A podcast series where we will discover the work of artists who utilize sound recording as a medium for expressing the spatial and socio-political conditions of every day life, exploring the possible capabilities of phonography and listening in catalyzing social reconfigurations.
We will go through the history of audiophonic technologies, and what could be considered important contributions to the evolution of phonography into an art form. You can also expect to hear about critical perspectives on contemporary art production from Latin America and possible strategies to express local, social, historical and political concerns using documentary phonography as the medium.
Juan Castrillo explores the role of acoustic cultural objects which may allow the confguration of scenarios for political organizing. In the same line, he investigates the esthetic and political potential of sound recording of cultural expressions and social struggles. He is founder and director of the netlabel Earwitness, and also performs audio production for audiovisual projects.