|(b.1981 Naples, Italy; she lives and works between Brussels and Naples)
Anna Raimondo completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) with distinction in 2012. Since then, she has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals including the festival “Espace (Im)Media” in Sporobole Art Center in Sherbrooke (CA); the collective sound exhibition “Dirty Ear” organized by Brandon LaBelle at “Errant Bodies” during “Transmediale” in 2013 in Berlin (DE); as well the public sound art festival “Paraphrasing Babel “ in Maastricht (NL); the public art festival “Nouzah Fenia – Festival de Casablanca” curated by Geraldine Paoli in 2012 (MA); etc. Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio, AT; Deuthschlandkultur, DE; Resonance fm, UK; Arte Radio, FR; Mobile Radio Bsp, BR; Rai, IT…). Her curatorial projects are mainly focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including the “V&A Museum” (London) and “Le Cube- Independent Art Room” (Rabat). She is co-editor with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform Saout Radio, based in Morocco. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about radio art and sonic memories.
Her research explores listening as both a political and aesthetic experience, using sound as a device to build relational spaces. In her most recent works, she extends her radiophonic practice into sonic interventions in public space. Public spaces, intended both as a physical environment and a “public sphere” (Habermas), become the contexts for debating and sharing social empowerment on specific issues. Within this process, the presence of the other becomes central in questioning the notion of identity and listening becomes the catalyst of relation and exchange.
The work, centred around the voice, language and sonic ambulation, lies in between sound and radio, performance and urban intervention, referring to “the right to the city” (Lefebvre).
Treading the area between the intimacy and intimidation of sound, Raimondo aims to foster a negotiation between verbal and non-verbal communication and the active participation of the audience.