Sonic Panoramas - Saout Radio for Ifa Galerie, Berlin

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Saout Radio for Ifa Galery, Berlin
For the 2017 program at Ifa Gallery Berlin, Saout Radio proposes a sonic travel into the universe of sound art exploring its different possibilities, the richness of its languages and the multitude of its sensuous experience. Traveling from radio and sound art to video and interventions in the public space, the program proposes an understanding of sound as a political and aesthetic contamination, as a delocalised and delocalising practice that, by moving across different geographies is capable of translating there other cultural and mental places. A space that through listening, seeing and sensing calls us to think critically, while creating enriching interactions and exchanges. Starting from the double sense of the word panorama, as a wide view on a specific subject or scene, but also as on overview on a specific landscape, “Sonic panoramas” proposes multiple approaches to sonic arts from different generations of artists, for creating multiple aesthetic experiences for visitors and for opening a space of reflection about how sound can translate geographies over and beyond boundaries. In these propositions, becoming sonic, the panoramas will no longer need observers, but participants : subjects, who share and contaminate mental and physical geographies, are thus invited to engage and deconstruct stereotypes for generating expanded forms of geographies and views.

Sonic panorama #1
To be or not to be - While in the middle the becoming

Radio show on audio art curated by Younes Baba Ali and Anna Raimondo for Saout Radio, commissioned by Alya Sebti for Ifa Galery, Berlin
To listen at Ifa Galery from the 30th March to

Written and edited by Anna Raimondo
Jingle & music selection: Chloé Despax
English translation: Jennifer Herth
Design: Stefan Pollak
Artists: Hannibal Andersen (Dk), Younes Baba-Ali (Ma), Maria Balabas (Ro),  Youssef Ouchra (Ma), Karen Power (Ir), Anna Raimondo (It), Sama Waly (Eg) and with the precious collaboration of Radio Papesse (It)

Video screening curated by Younes Baba Ali and Anna Raimondo for Saout Radio, commissioned by Alya Sebti for Ifa Galery, Berlin
Bianco-Valente, Complementare, video, 2'48'', 2010

To be or not to be. Being, becoming. Identity has turned into one of the most politicized and slippery spaces.
Philosopher and poet Eduard Glissant recognizes Identity is not a monolith idea.
We are, because we are in relation with the other. Our roots are like the ones of a plant or a tree, they make us grow by the meeting of other roots and they meet like crossing hands.
Guided by these ideas Saout Radio propose one hour immersion in a sonic panorama, exploring the notion of identity through different languages and formats, through different sensibilities and voices and also one video screening with the video “Complementare” by Italian artists Bianco Valente.

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