by Núria Güell

Spanish justice applies prisoners who are “unable to adapt” to a regime called FIES. This involves complete isolation without any form or means of communication, making fundamental rights vulnerable with the aim of depoliticizing and annulling the subject. This is carried with complete impunity as the structure of the isolation itself guarantees invisibility. In FIES 1, the concept of those “unable to adapt” includes, by chance, the politicized prisoners (those who claim their rights).

In an exhibition of artists’ conferences I broadcast a statement from a prisoner which was recorded via telephone from Lerida prison. He explained the conditions of the prisoners living under the FIES 1 regime and accused the listener of being an accomplice through their passivity.

Through this conference I was interested in subverting the censorship and rethinking the responsibility of culture, creating a parallelism between the aims of FIES 1 and the effects of some cultural productions.
Tags sound art, subversive , political, research, conceptual
Technique Other

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