UnionDocs presents RADIO EN DIRECT, a series of listening events featuring stories from the French-speaking diaspora. These events are centered around audio documentaries—told in French with English subtitles run on the screen— with producers present to speak to the intricacies of the craft and story being told. This event brings together a mix of local NYC based artists with producers from around the world whose work represents the diverse and widespread French-speaking community. This series will allow listeners to come together to understand how we can see audio as a global medium that works across language, and reflect the nuanced intimate and universal power of sound, voice, and listening in capturing and communicating the human experience.
Artist Benoit Bories, in his award-winning audio documentary Un Temps de Cochon / Pig’s Weather, explores five narratives of exile and refuge in an immersive surround sound audio documentary.
Called “a very tight and subtle composition… Benoit Bories proceeds like an archaeologist, literally as well as figuratively, gradually revealing with great modesty, without urgency, the bruises of exile, sections of memories that had hitherto remained in the shadows. Documentary, play or radio work? “Un temps de cochon” are voices, resonances, sounds of the present, snippets of the past, refrains that remain. To tell as closely as possible the resurgence of memory, the polyphony of testimonies.”
This piece will be introduced by Bories and followed by a conversation led by producer and UNDO Advisor Lu Olkowski.