José Luis Espejo and Mikel R. Nieto, both from the great mediateletipos network, have developed a new promising project called The Listening Observatory, aimed to explore listening in diverse perspectives, mainly through events and research activities.
“The Listening Observatory is a project about the relationship between communication and citizenship which consists of five artistic contributions, a collective piece of research and a forum for debate and dialogue. The project’s starting points are the contours of language, perception and the consensus which we use for coexistence, and its objective is to examine a series of questions about how we perceive our surroundings, social and urban issues through hearing and contemporary artistic creation: What constrictions does silence allow? What is communication with other people based on? How much language is not verbal, human or natural?”