I am an artist focus on the sociocultural and political aspects of the listening act. I like to listen to sounds that we don’t like to hear, those sounds that we don’t pay attention to because they seem not to deserve to be listened.
Audition, hearing pathologies, listening, otherness, subjectivity, deafness, silence, noise, sound installations and site-specific approaches, experimental practices, sound, sound art, radio, voice, audio recordings, hauntology, ephemeral bodies, non-presence, radical phonography, field recordings, raw materials, stasis cinema and dance situations.
Mikel R. Nieto studied art in San Sebastián, Madrid and Barcelona.
He has being working in collaboration with dancers and choreographers like Jone San Martin and Pascal Merighi in many contemporary dance projects creating sound designs for dance pieces.
His second book in collaboration with Tim Ingold and Carmen Pardo, called “A soft hiss of this world” was printed white on white and is focused in the loss of snow in the landscape because of the Antrophocene and how it affects to language and to the soundscape through the sound of snowflakes.