In this lecture, Invernomuto will present and discuss their most recent and ongoing project Black Med (since 2018) and other trajectories from the same research, such as Vers l’Europa Deserta, Terra Incognita (2017), Rimini Capitale Afro (2021) and EMPIRE 2020 (2022). Black Med originates from theoretical reflections on the ‘Black Mediterranean’, with reference to research by the scholar Alessandra Di Maio. Invernomuto intercepts the sound trajectories crossing the complex and stratified Mediterranean area, tracing its constant movements and the interweaving of events and narratives. Drawing on an archive of music and sound objects from the protean area of the Mediterranean, Black Med is a project in constant evolution, and its main medium is the platform blackmed.invernomuto.info. The archive brings together extracts telling a range of different stories and diasporic paths; the selection is deliberately non-geographical, and contains multiple voices and identities.
Invernomuto is the name of the artistic duo founded in 2003 by Simone Bertuzzi (Piacenza, 1983) and Simone Trabucchi (Piacenza, 1982). Invernomuto has authored research projects giving rise to interconnected cycles of works. It reasons in an open and rhizomatic manner, leading to various kinds of output: moving images, sound, performances and publishing projects. Reality is observed from a documentary stance, with a view to yielding a representation of it in almost abstract image terms, thereby fueling critical reflections. Among recent exhibitions: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (2022); VOID Gallery, Derry (2022); Liverpool Biennial (2021); 58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennial (2021); and Pompeii Commitment, Pompeii (2022). Their work has also been presented at the 58th Venice Biennale; at the Tate, London; and at Manifesta 12, Palermo.
The lecture will be held in English language.