Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow: Desiree Mwalimu-Banks
Wave Farm is delighted to announce that Desiree Mwalimu-Banks will serve as Wave Farm's Radio Art Fellow December 2023 - February 2024. During her engagement, Mwalimu-Banks will make additions to the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive online resource and to the syndicated weekly radio show "The Radio Art Hour." Mwalimu-Banks will also conduct workshops and listening sessions with WGXC programmers and interested members of the public, and create original radio artworks for broadcast.
Desiree Mwalimu-Banks is a Zambian-born, East Coast-raised interdisciplinary artist and educator. Her work explores somatic relationships between indigenous identity, water ecologies, and apiary culture within the framework of the sacred feminine and the African diaspora. Her partners have included CCCADI, Movement Research, Naropa University, Stanford University, Wave Farm, among others. Her works have appeared in several magazines and her article, “Nectar of the Divine Feminine: The Ancient Bee Mothers of the Anahata Chakra,” was featured in the anthology, Harmony In Chakras. When not hunting leylines, labyrinths, or deep space objects, Desiree can be found making miracles on a budget in her kitchen. She lives in Harlem with her husband, sons, and Smith Corona Electric ‘76 typewriter.