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Blind artist records sounds of nature

CCTV.com

05-23-2016 00:42 BJT

Juan Pablo Culasso is blind, but he's developed an unusual skill recording the sounds of nature across South America. CCTV America travelled exclusively with him, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to listen to the world's last truly unexplored continent: Antarctica.

Despite being blind since birth, sound recordist Juan Pablo Culasso loves to travel. Now, I'm going with him to film a very special mission.

"The first time I ever heard about Antarctica was when I was 12 years old. I saw a documentary, which showed the expedition of Scott and Amundsen. I said to myself then that, one day, I would go to that continent........." Culasso said.

"I don't consider myself an artist in the normal definition of the word. For me, the artist is nature, and I just capture these moments."
 
"Behind me is Maxwell Bay, and this is King George Island on the Western Peninsula. And it is here that Juan Pablo Culasso is undertaking his pioneering work to capture the sounds of Antarctica.

"My mission is for these invisible sounds to become visible for everyone," Culasso said.

We received an invitation to visit the neighboring Chinese Great Wall base.

"You are welcome at the Great Wall."

"I was born to do this. To record sounds. To share them. To teach others that it is possible to enjoy any type of landscape. Without the need to see it," Culasso said.

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