Sala Concepción Arenal, Santander, ES. June 6 – July 14, 2023
laschulas (Angélica Castelló (MX/AT), Natalia Dominguez Rangel (NL/CO), Lorena Moreno Vera (MX), Lucía Simón Medina (ES))
Del sonido al mar is an installation based on a collective composition of laschulas produced from the environment and interaction with the fishing community in Cantabria. The piece examines the circular economy and the traditional and sustainable practices of the region in conjunction with its climatology. In this way, the composition Del sonido al mar arises from in situ recordings of the acoustic landscape, from the air currents and waves of the coast to the sounds produced by fishing activity, such as the gathering of nets and the testimonies of fishermen, rowers, shipowners, net menders, and port authorities.
laschulas made field recordings in the Santander fish market, the San Vicente de la Barquera fish market, the fishing district, and the Cabo Mayor lighthouse. By collaborating with the fishing community —listening to and recording their stories— the fishing nets became the mainstay of the exhibition, symbolizing the interconnectedness of their traditional practices, their sustainable livelihoods, and the complex fabric of coastal life.