Antonio Abad Roses (Lérida, 1956) has a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and a European Media master’s degree from Pompeu Fabra University. He has shown his work in Germany, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Spain, the United States, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland, among other countries. Increasingly his practice has focused on differently-abled people. An example is BlindWiki, a network and app devised for blind or partially sighted persons, whose participants use mobile phones to make geolocated audio recordings of their everyday experiences in the city.
In Oídos sordos a group of eight people of diverse hearing status will talk to camera, using sign language to relate their efforts at establishing communication with the rest of society. This gestural language will be accompanied by the guttural sounds that many deaf people manage to emit, along with a transcription of the text in Braille, which will run across the bottom of the screen. At the end of each piece, the audience will see the text version of the narrative. The project seeks to confer greater visibility on auditorily diverse people and the issues they face.