During his residency Leonel developed the project ‘Auscultar un territorio de alumbramientos’. “Between the oceanic noise and the deep listening of the midwives, the idea of starting this project of ‘democratising underwater listening’, bringing the ear to the waters, their different forms of life and their messages, arises. As a daily and urgent action, to de-territorialise the sound in the waters from the exclusive place of research in ocean sciences, military communication, and extractive projects. I am motivated by the fact that I think of the possibilities of application that can be given in a concrete way in the different trades of the territory, for example, in the case of whale watching, being able to listen to their song captured with hydrophones at long distances, makes it possible to have a deeper and closer experience without the need to put at risk the whales or the crew, or for example, artisanal fishermen and tourist workers converted into agents of listening and monitoring of underwater noise, alerting and making decisions”.
The project took place between 26 July and 10 August.
This residency program at the Chocó Base is supported by the National Program for Cultural Coordination of MinCultura.