Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

03.05.2024 20:30

Ana María Romano G., De que las hay las hay (2022/2024)

The origin of De que las hay las hay (improvisations and live electronics on synthesizers, soundscapes, voices, and electroacoustics) is a sonorous medicinal recipe book shared through women’s voices. In it, there is an attempt to vindicate those witches who listen to the secrets of plants. They acquire their knowledge in collective practice and in exchange, and find in orality a means for the transmission of knowledge and a resource to keep it alive. This concert, which is the Belgian premier of a work that Ana María Romano G. has been developing since 2022, is a ritual that takes the body through intense and fluctuating sonic universes. Each of its presentations offers an opportunity to include new materials, devices, etc., which emerge between fixed media and improvised treatments. In collaboration with Archipel Festival, Geneva (CH).

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Ana María Romano G. is a prominent figure in the Colombian scene, focusing her work at the intersection of gender, sound, and technology. Her research explores soundscapes, space, the body, and noise, and considers the political dimensions of creation to be inseparable from these subjects. A feminist committed to the inclusion of women in the spheres of creation in Latin America, she considers collective and collaborative work to be fundamental. Currently, she teaches at Universidad El Bosque and is the coordinator of the Feminist Platform En Tiempo Real, dedicated to the encounter between sound and technology with focus on women and LBTQ+.