Womxn Waves – Episode 1 – The Uprising of the Caryatids

With the voices, interpretations, music, performances, videos, translations, and texts of Stéphanie Rosianu, Julie Magnenat, Youmna Saba, Vanny Bosch, Ranti Smith, Myriam Jarmache, Saadia Mirza, Maddy Dymond, Sirenessa, Ibey, Paloma Ayala, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Habibitch, Renate Lorenz, Ursula K. Le Guin, Patricia Badin
This first episode of Womxn Waves, «The Uprising of the Caryatids», is interested in the Wallace fountains in Paris and is about oceanic becomings, reversals and dance. In this audio piece, female figures revolt, sinking the city. They imagine new narratives in which voices multiply, repeat and overlap in a kind of wet cacophony
Womxn Waves by Magali Dougoud

Visual artist Magali Dougoud proposes a series of radio pieces entitled “Womxn Waves” connecting Womxn, Water and different Voices, in five experimental pieces whose poetic and theoretical approach is inspired by post-anthropocentric feminisms. Linking the Seine, the Spree, the Congo River, the Strait of Magellan, and other waterways, the artist imagines a kind of aquatic and immersive road trip.Water and liquidity, which run through this radio program, are channels of communication and fluctuating boundaries between space and time, mixing distant pasts and uncertain futures. Seas, lakes, rivers and streams become an archive, an original memory that crosses us and is transmitted to each “Bodies of Water”(1). These rivers are places of politics, transformation, assembly and multiplication. By ingesting water, we swallow them and together we become flows of culture and politics, constantly crossing this transcorporeal space. It is then a matter of inventing new narratives inspired from hypotheses and potential stories.«Womxn Waves» is a series of five episodes (french/english), broadcast bimonthly during the year 2021-22 on several swiss radios. The project is supported by the FSRC/SRKS, The city of Lausanne, and the Gwaertler Stiftung.(1) NEIMANIS, Astrida, Hydrofeminism : Or, on becoming a body of Water, essay, 2012