Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Rob Battersby

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Grito – Las Brisas de Febrero (video still), 2021. Courtesy of the artists

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Grito – Las Brisas de Febrero (video still), 2021. Courtesy of the artists

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero, 2021. Installation view at Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Simone Bertuzzi (b. 1983, Piacenza, Italy) and Simone Trabucchi (b. 1982, Piacenza, Italy) 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 (b. 1991, Verona, Italy) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Nedd is a Colombian artist who works predominantly with photography and music. Founder of the experimental band Primitive Art alongside Matteo Pit, Nedd operates as a photographer and director in both advertising and editorial projects, as well as part of the Toilet Paper Collective.

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd will be collaborating for their new film commission for LB2020.

Project Description

Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd presented an immersive audio-visual installation titled GRITO – Las Brisas de Febrero(2021) at Liverpool Cotton Exchange Building. Based on music from the Northern region of Colombia, the work centres specifically on the village of Palenque which was the first free African town in the Americas, established in the 17th century by people escaping enslavement. Through exploring Colombian pico culture – where customised sound systems or ‘picos’ go head-to-head playing vintage AfroColombian records at street parties – the piece considers music as a form of knowledge, while tracing the history of picos as points of contact between West Africa and South America during the transatlantic slave trade.  Concerned with how our bodies register experience, the editing pattern of the film reflects patterns of hair braiding which were developed by slaves to transmit secret messages as tools of resistance. A layer of sound and history is added by two horn speakers that recite stories connected to the areas of both Palenque and Barranquilla.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, with support from the Italian Cultural Institute in London, Q-INTERNATIONAL, Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma, Fondazione Pietro e Alberto Rossini and Pinksummer, Genova

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