Anna Raimondo (Naples, Italy, 1981)
After graduating with a Masters in Sound Art at the London College of Communication (or University of the Arts London?) with distinction in 2012, she has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals. Among them, the collective sound exhibition “Dirty Ear” organized by Brandon LaBelle at “Errant Bodies” during Transmediale in 2013 (Berlin); at the festival on sound and public space “Paraphrasing Babel “ in Maastricht; at “Nouzah Fenia - Festival de Casablanca” curated by Geraldine Paoli in 2012; at “Secret Whispers” curated by Seila Fernandez Arconada during the off of Bristol Biennieal 2012, etc.
Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio in Vienna, Deuthslandkultur in Berlin, Resonance fm in London, Arte Radio, Mobile Radio Bsp, etc).
Her curatorial projects are focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including recently at the "V&A Museum", London and “Le Cube- Independent Art Room”, Rabat. She is currently working with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform based in Morocco: Saout Radio. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about intimate and collective sound memories of places.
Her research explores listening as both a political and an aesthetic experience, using sound as a device to build ephemeral communities and to generate social relations. Her work, mainly based on voice and languages, is situated between sound and radio art; between performance and urban intervention - the processes of translation and relational spaces featuring in her research.
Treading the area between both the intimacy and the intimidation of sound, her work arises from negotiation of the performity in verbal and non-verbal communication and the active participation of the audience.
In her last works, Anna Raimondo has extended her radiophonic practice into sonic interventions in public space. These are interpreted simultaneously as physical and as “public sphere” (Habermas), proposing debate and sharing social empowerment on specific issues. In this process, the presence of the other becomes central in questioning the notion of identity and listening is the catalyst of relation and exchange.