Journalist, critic and researcher of popular culture, Schanton is also a sound/smell artist, lyricist and composer.
During the 80s, he studied Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Between 1990 and 2009, he organized annual lectures and events on German music at the Goethe Institut in Buenos Aires. He was also one of the main promoters of translating the books by British critic Simon Reynolds into Spanish.
He works as an editor for Clarín newspaper and co-edits the music section of the Otra Parte Semanal site.
In 1998 he joined Agencia de Viajes, a collective of musicians and DJs, which creates pieces that evoke night clubs and performance. In 2017, with Alejandro Ros, he developed the sound-smell installation ''Perfumancia'' for the Arco fair in Spain.
Alejandro Ros (Tucumán – Argentina, 1964)
He graduated as a Graphic Designer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
He has designed for Página/12 (Radar, Las/12, Soy, Página/30), Goethe-Institut, Malba, Morocco (night club), Soda Stereo, Daniel Melero, Juana Molina, Fito Páez, Juan Alberto Spinetta, Babasónicos, Illya Kuryaki, Gustavo Cerati, Leo García, Divididos, Liliana Herrero, Bersuit, Auténticos Decadentes, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Jaime Roos, Vicentico, Tan Biónica, Sandra Mihanovich, Pedro Aznar, Bajo Fondo Tango Club, Julieta Venegas, Juanse, Miranda!, Mercedes Sosa, among others.
He was also the designer of books by Nicola Costantino, Maitena, Cambre, Roberto Jacoby and Mondongo.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Konex de Platino for Graphic Design (2002), seven Gardel awards and three Grammys for his album cover designs.
May 12th, 13th and 16th
17 to 20 hs. May 14th and 15th
17 to 18.30 hs and 19.30 to 21 hs.
Four nude human bodies: four people asleep. They are taking a break from the world outside, inside their dreams. We cannot know what they are dreaming, but we can hear and smell a few hints. In order to do this, we need to go close to the sleepers. In this moment of careful approximation, the subconscious morality of touch, the ethics of proximity appears. To what extent can I make my body present next to a person who is absent while dreaming? This approach, with more of a regard than a gaze, defines the viewer as someone ''eavesdropping'' on someone else. Being close to the sleepers without waking them, simply contemplating them in their perfect innocence. Welcome to the ''hypnodromer'' of Cerca: soon, the dream-like environment will also surround the ''eavesdropper'' who will believe to be fully lucid.
Idea and general direction: Alejandro Ros and Pablo Schanton Actors: Leandra Levine, Mariana Moreno, Erica D´Alessandro, Mariano Rapetti and Juan Pablo Sierra Smell design: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF Argentina) Sound design: Aldo Benítez and Roger Delahaye