Anna Raimondo puts the language on stage and she does it using a medium that do not allow subtitles, radio.
Occasional companion in Radio Papesse's course, we dedicate her a space to discover and listen to some of her most recent works; a space to lend our hear to the linguistic Babel that animates her production with collaborations from Morocco to Germany, from Italy to France, from Spain to Belgium.
Skin Voice / Voix –peau
Radio performance created during the artist's residency at Ker-Thiossane, April 1st, 2013, Radio Manoré, Dakar. Featuring Elhajdi Kandé Sagna.
Voice is like Skin. Is the interface between you and me, between you and the others. Voice and Skin are mine, are inside. Voice and Skin are what ties me to you, are what you feel, are outside. It is through the Voice that my thoughts become what you listen to, it is through the Skin tha you can see and touch me. But radio has no Skin, there's nothing but my Voice, How do the listeners think I am, listening to my voice? How do their voices give my body a form? How do their actions articulate my radiophonic being creating the transmission? [Anna Raimondo]
Anna Raimondo, an italian artist that lives and works in Bruxelles, completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). She has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals including the solo show Beyond voice. Me, you and everyone who is listening at Arte Contemporanea Bruxelles (BE); the 5th Marrakech Biennale (MA); Espace (Im)Media in Sporobole Art Center (Sherbrooke, CA); the collective sound exhibition Dirty Ear at Errant Bodies (Berlin, DE); as well the public sound art festival Paraphrasing Babel in Maastricht (NL); Ruído Branco at Jaqueline Martins Gallery (São Paulo, Br); the public art festival Nouzah Fenia – Festival de Casablanca (MA). Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio, AT; Deutschlandradio Kultur, DE; Resonance fm, UK; Arte Radio, FR; Mobile Radio Bsp, BR; Rai). Her curatorial projects are mainly focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including the V&A Museum (London, UK); Le Cube- Independent Art Room (Rabat, MA); Spazio O’ (Milan, IT). She is co-editor with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform Saout Radio. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about radio art and sonic memories. She writes for the French radio art magazine Syntone.