In conjunction with our exhibition PICO: Un parlante de África en América we’re sharing a weekly series of online commissions by a global group of visual and sonic practitioners. This series maps Afro-Diasporic visual and sonic practices as both an outcome and facilitator of cultures of resistance.
The final instalment of the digital commission series is brought to you by artists Invernomuto and Jim C. Nedd. This new audio work was recorded in March 2020 at the Carnaval del Sur Occidente, Barranquilla, during the production of ‘Grito – Las Brisas de Febrero‘, a new commission for 11th Liverpool Biennial: The Stomach and the Port.
Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi live and work in Milan, Italy. They have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003, focusing primarily on moving image and sound, while often integrating sculpture, performance and publishing into their practice. Bertuzzi and Trabucchi have developed individual lines of research into sound with the outlets Palm Wine and STILL, respectively. Invernomuto won the Museion Prize 1 (2017) and were finalists for the MAXXI Bvlgari Prize (2018). Recent exhibitions include 58th Venice Biennale, Italy (2019); Tate Modern,UK (2018); Manifesta 12, Italy (2018); and Nuit Blanche 2017, France (2017).
Jim C. Nedd lives and works in Milan, Italy. Nedd is an Afro-Colombian interdisciplinary storyteller, involved in sonic environments and visual arts. Founder of the experimental band Primitive Art alongside Matteo Pit, Nedd also operates as a photographer in both advertising and editorial projects, as well as part of the Toiletpaper collective assisting Pierpaolo Ferrari.