Saout as a state of Mind #3

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After a first initiative in Marrakech in the context of The Greenhouse, in different spaces in Brussels and on streaming of radio Panik, Saout Radio arrives in Rabat with “Saout as a state of mind # 3” thanks to the invitation of Le Cube- Independent Art Room.
In this context, Saout Radio gives a carte blanche to the radiophonic art curator and producer Elisabeth Zimmermann and the architect Salima El Mandira, invited to realise a collective listening session. During this encounter, the invited guests will select a number of works from the archive of the web-radio and will present them to the public. In a melting pot of languages, diving from English to French, and under a soften light, the audience will be invited to follow the voice of the speakers and to listen to the proposed creations. The listening will be followed by a Q&A session.  
Saout Radio is a platform and a web radio initiated by the artists Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo in Morocco in 2012. Today it is curated by Anna Raimondo with the complicity of Francesca Masoero and Chloé Despax with the support of Openvizor. As an evolving archive, reuniting more than 100 artists invited and difused, the web radio aims at being both a sonic display and a space for refection, production and difusion of sound art works coming from diferent contexts and geographies by endorsing a postcolonial approach.

Elisabeth Zimmermann
is a cultural manager living in Vienna. She studied at the International Centre for Culture and Management (ICCM) in Salzburg and has been involved in organizing, coordinating, and curating radio art projects, symposia, CDs, publications, and international telematic art projects. She has held various presentations and lectures on radio art projects at national and international festivals. Since 1998, she has been the producer of the weekly radio art program Kunstradio - Radiokunst (http://kunstradio.at) on the cultural channel of ORF (Austrian National radio). She has been chair woman of the EBU Ars Acustica group from 2010 – 2014 and is now the group’s vice-chair. In 1999, she founded werks - an art association dedicated to the realization of artistic projects in telecommunications media, which published the book “Re-Inventing Radio – Aspects of Radio as Art” (eds. Heidi Grundmann, Elisabeth Zimmermann, et al, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main, 2008).
Salima S. El Mandjra
is an architect and professor living in Rabat. After obtaining a diploma at the École Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris, she completes a master in Landscape Architecture and Territorial Management (École Nationale d’Architecture Rabat, Institut agronomique et vétérinaire Hassan II Rabat, Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura Barcelone, Università degli studi « mediterranea »di Reggio Calabria). Her researches focus on socio-cultural transformations analysed through the lenses of the evolving dynamics investing the public space and the social representations of the urban landscape in Morocco. Furthermore, her work investigates the position of the woman in the urban space and in society in contemporary Morocco.

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