RADIO ART ARCHIVE
Anna Raimondo completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (UAL, London, UK) and is running a practice based Phd between Arba (Royale Académie de Beaux Arts) and ULB University in Brussels (BE): New genders of listening: voices, bodies and territories. Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally. She won the Palma Ars Acustica 2016 with her radio work Me, my english and all the languages of my life; best soundscape with La vie en bleu in the frame of the sound art competition PIARS; and the prize of the city in the frame of the contemporary art prize Médiatine in 2018.
Anna Raimondo explores and blends differences, special characteristics and multiple identities in order to break down the barriers between them, to accept their ill-defined boundaries and to transform them into a domain of possible conflicts. Anna Raimondo’s work is a medium for encounters and exchanges. It can be defined as a journey that illustrates social diversity while creating possible areas of interaction. The method is flexible and variable, accepting the accidental as the unforeseeable. Anna Raimondo does not seek to summarize a global reality, but rather to allow herself to be surprised and led by the Other. The initial strategy, used in numerous works, consists of an intervention in a public space intended to encourage encounters. An action leading to a break or gap in the permanent flow of daily life in which surprise, curiosity or astonishment provoke dialogue. Anna Raimondo’s process enables her to prepare to be part of the exchange and makes her art «a meeting place.» This material then becomes the imprint of a performance, as well as feeding images, videos, radiophonic creations and, ultimately, all the work of this artist, who has journeyed to numerous countries in Europe, South America and Africa.
Her daily feminism appears in all her work, particularly that concerning the social construction of gender and particularly the construction of the female identity, the constant questioning of which constitutes a resistance to its confinement. There is also a humorous and playful aspect, both in the actions in public spaces and in her plastic creations. A story, a word, a gesture or an everyday object become evidence of a multiple and evolving identity, both revealed and questioned. - Excerpted from annaraimondo.com, the critic text “Mi porti al mare?” written by the curators Nancy Casielles & Nancy Suárez.