THERE'S NO PUNTO DE VISTA (POINT OF VIEW) FOR THE SENSE OF HEARING
The far-off whirring of the reel or the discrete humming of the projector fan reveal that silence does not exist in the cinema. Even after the last session, once all the loudspeakers have been switched off, even in the sleepiest room, the remotest one, the cinema is still going on. The challenge is to capture it. Therefore, it may prove useless to use sound to describe an event that is primarily designed to be pleasing to the eye. Or perhaps, it may be paradoxically revealing. After all, the ears are simply two screens! A radio presentation in the form of a podcast by radio BRBA (brba.audio-lab.org) for the Punto de Vista Festival. A kind of journal of the film festival, using sounds.
Xabier Erkizia (Lesaka, 1975) is a sound researcher, producer and artist. He works in the field of the culture of listening, as a freelance researcher and in collaboration with many institutions, groups and artists. He composes music, researches the sound landscape and creates installations, radiophonic works and sound design for films. He was one of the organisers of the ERTZ event (1999-2018), and he coordinated the sound department at the Arteleku centre (2002-2014). Erkizia has curated various exhibitions and programmes. His work has been presented in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is a member of the Audiolab association.