Place: Medialab-Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid
La Escucha Expandida (Expanded Listening) combines installations, performance art and live concerts, and includes the theoretical-practical presentation of the work of artists Pablo A. Padilla (Altering Space through Soundscapes) and Chilean Bárbara González Barrera (Sound-Visual Assemblies), selected as an example of working with sound from different perspectives: installations and performance art, with special interest in the visual or material medium the artists use to present their works. [live streaming]
This activity is within the framework of the 7th International Sound and Interactive Art Exhibit VII Muestra Internacional de Arte Sonoro e Interactivo, held in Madrid from 7 March to 22 April 2012.
"La Escucha Expandida" (Expanded Listening), presented by IN-SONORA at Medialab Prado, uses sound as the starting point for exploring and invading other creative areas: installations, performance art, and live concerts. Two contemporary creators with high quality, intense personal work linked to the use of sound from this expanded perspective have been invited to present their work. The artists are: Pablo A. Padilla (Madrid), an architect and sound artist who will take on altering space through soundscapes, and Bárbara González Barrera (Chile), an audiovisual artist, will use performance art to focus on sound, light, corporeal and spatial connections for the presentation.
The artist’s relationship with architecture led him to work with sound installations, where he can explore the most spatial part of sound, and its interaction with other perceptive stimuli, creating a complete sensorial scene. Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf presents his work with soundscapes and the relation among various stimuli of our senses, centred on spatial perception through sound and synaesthesia.
Action areas: sound, light, corporeal and spatial connections for the production.
Bárbara González Barrera talks about her work process based on performance art, which she defines as “sound-visual assemblies”. Sound, light, corporeal and spatial connections for a production where the body is the engine in the mechanism that functions as just one more piece in this sound-visual assembly.
Themes: Sound-visual assemblies, rhizomatic actions, and light and sound sheet music as the script.
Support material consists of photographic, video and sketch records of Destellos en el tempo, performance art/installation to be exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in the context of IN-SONORA. Saturday 17 March at 7:30 pm on the 5th floor (Nouvel Building).