ARCO 2013 / Escucha Pública (Public Listening) #3. How can we portray a person with sound? with Nacho Arias
Saturday 16 February at 7 pm
Radio Sures is an a la carte web radio for radio documentaries. With no extra photos or supporting videos or multimedia bonus features. We stand for telling stories exclusively with sound resources! We illustrate this aesthetic stance each month in a public gathering devoted to listening. We offer a selection of sound narrative documentaries, in Spanish and other languages, with translations planned. We listen in the half-light, seated or lying down, as if we were a cinema audience for a movie with no pictures. Orson Welles might have said it: “Radio is better than the movies because in radio, the screen’s bigger”.
In each session a guest joins us to share his or her point of view (and hearing) about the documentaries we have heard. Not sound or radio experts, our guests come from other fields of creative endeavours such as cinema, painting, photography, literature, theatre, and so on. Instead of an analysis, they share their sensations and impressions as auditors. Their contributions create bridges between sound and other artistic disciplines.
For the third session, our guest is photographer Nacho Arias.
We will reflect on “How to portray a person with sound”. We are not talking about ID photos but rather portraits taken from an auteur point of view. The person behind the camera or microphone leaves all pretensions of objectivity aside in order to transmit his or her own perception of the person portrayed. In this creative process, the person becomes a “character”.
Nacho Arias has a degree from the Fine Arts School at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has worked as a photographer for over 15 years. He has shown his work at museums, galleries and art centres including the Círculo de Bellas Artes, La Casa de América and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid. His work has also been selected at festivals such as PhotoSpain, Emergentes (Braga, Portugal), and the 2010 International Vienna Festival. At present he is working on several series that will be completed in 2013.