Our open call for the 2023 residency program was met with great response. After sifting through 30 submissions we selected artist Anna Papaioannou.


In the broader context of researching the character and distinctiveness of life in a coastal area like Sougia, the artist collected and recorded audiovisual content that illuminated the rich audiovisual heritage of the village. The final audio pieces encapsulated the vibrant tapestry of local human activities in an attempt to preserve their memory.

Anna Papaioannou is a Greek music producer, singer and songwriter. In her compositions she aims to combine and balance traditional with electronic sounds by experimenting with acoustic instruments, analog synthesizers, drum machines and vocal processing. As a freelance sound artist, she has been involved in theater performances, short films and community projects. Since 2015, she releases and performs music as Anna Vs June. Her recent releases are included in compilations such as the Elsewhere VXIII, curated by soFa (Rocket Recordings), Donne Che Corrono Coi Lupi (Osare! Editions), May That War Be Cursed (Lurid Music) and V is for Vision (Invisible inc.). She has released two mini albums: Ersi (2023) on Subject to Restrictions and Prosper Easter (2020) on the vinyl label Yalanchi.

Her work has been presented at various festivals such as Electric Nights in Athens, Sonar in Barcelona, Reworks in Thessaloniki, Red Bull Music Festival in Berlin, Data Stories in Volos and Hidden Door in Edinburgh and she has performed at music venues in Greece and abroad such as Sameheads in Berlin, Boschbar in Zurich and Romance in Athens. She has also collaborated with art institutions and organizations for personal or group projects such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Goethe Institut, 25 AV, and Aberdeen City Council. Since 2019 he has been releasing music albums and tracks with Rocket Recordings, Osare! Editions, and Yalanci, among others. Finally, she has participated in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2018 and was one of the 64 emerging talents of the We Are Europe platform for 2019.



The residency is realized with the kind support of the Peripheral Unit of Chania.