Two 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.
PhonoDoc Ep1 Voices with No Bodies
S1 EP01: VOICES WITH NO BODIES
Early phonography as a handwritten form of documenting spoken word. The desire to preserve the voice of the dead and the invention of the first acoustic recording devices. The ethos of preserving “dying cultures” in early ethnography.