Where the silence is under suspicion and the void is a symptom of a past life, Eduardo Nave goes solo to feel the pulse of the landscape memory. In the series SOLO VOL. IV, Nave decides to break through all the historical barriers of the former Segovia prison to register the mood of the space and get us closer to the listening experience.
Prisons purpose has changed through time and, specifically, Segovia prison, an actual cultural center, keeps into its walls several stories. It was a center of Franco repression and among its most famous stores it highlights the mass jailbreak of ETA prisoners on 1976. After its premises were abandoned, it has also been a scenario for shooting several cinema events and TV shows.
The void of the old prison is an essential acoustic resource not only to hear the echo from the past but also to mentally rebuild stories. The context invites us to speculate on real or imaginary sentences, what fosters a tragic atmosphere in its mystery. In prisons origin lay the need to keep secret the treatment given to crime. They are places that naturally bring about cunning, slyness and punishment, but they are also centers of human resistance where the word freedom had its meaning. Feeling the pulse of the building is the usual method Nave uses to look for psychological and emotional status. The act of seizing every image lay on his solo listening to the former Segovia prison and this has been the result.
Mireia A. Puigventós