Jorge Espinosa

Jorge Espinosa



1. A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s.
2. An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound.
v. hissed, hiss·ing, hiss·es
To make a hiss: The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.
1. To utter with a hiss.
2. To express (a negative view or reaction) by uttering a hiss: The audience hissed its displeasure.

Hisspanic (Lo he perdido) -2015-present- is an ongoing sound piece using the word “Hispanic”, sampled from a Fox News report about increase of violence against Hispanic population in the U.S. and significantly stretched in order to create a drone like atmosphere that last about 15 minutes. This sonic atmosphere is occasionally disturbed by other found sounds from the same report or by the same sample played at a different rate. From far away, this artwork sounds like an amplified hiss sound from a malfunctioning speaker.

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Jorge Espinosa is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, educator and designer. He has carried out solo exhibitions in Ecuador and has also participated in collective art shows in Ecuador, USA, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. Alongside his visual and audio artwork, he composes soundtracks for dance pieces, drama plays and frequently participates in rock and experimental musical projects.

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