Simone Bertuzzi (b. 1983) and Simone Trabucchi (b. 1982) have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003. Invernomuto explores what remains of subcultures by moving through different media. Bertuzzi and Trabucchi have developed individual lines of research into sound with the outlets Palm Wine and STILL, respectively.
Black Med (2018)
sonic interventions and online platform: http://blackmed.invernomuto.info/
In collaboration with: Alessandra Di Maio
Palermo, at the crossroads of global trajectories of which it can be understood as an incubator, acts as the arena for a programme of talks, live events and an online platform, Black Med, curated by Invernomuto, centred around the concept of the Black Mediterranean.
Following Alessandra Di Maio’s adaptation of the Black Atlantic theory to the Mediterranean, Invernomuto’s contribution to Manifesta aims at intercepting the trajectories that sounds trace passing through this protean area, with a series of live acts and listening sessions.
The sea, once understood as a fluid entity that aided the formation of networks and exchange, is now the scenario of heated geopolitical dispute. This ever-problematising milieu is the battlefield for increasingly complex identities; the sonic trails emerging from the Mediterranean, as scholar Iain Chambers puts it, thus ‘resist representation and propose an affective economy […] that is intrinsically diasporic’.