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The Mediterranean Sea, a fluid catalyst for exchange and cross-pollination, a naturally diasporic entity. Now, a trans-national militarised border, a space of negation and refusal.
Black Med is a project by Italian duo Invernomuto. Borrowing the term and first line of enquiry from scholar Alessandra Di Maio, who translates Paul Gilroy’s theory of Black Atlantic from a Southern European perspective, Invernomuto orchestrate a research-grounded performative work, which tries and find the complex identity paths of the Mediterranean sea in the sonic trails crossing it. First presented in the framework of Manifesta 12, The Planetary Garden, Black Med is conceived as an ever-developing project, characterised by a sharp collaborative vocation, which manifests itself through live performances/sonic interventions and with a dedicated online presence – www.blackmed.invernomuto.info
For EX NUNC, Invernomuto codify the expansion of a more recent line of investigation within Black Med, proposing a dedicated cluster of new material that will expand in various forms throughout EXN website. The intervention first opens up with the Atlas segment, which encompasses visual fragments of Black Med’s research. This expanded archive initiates a kaleidoscopic narration that will further unfold in the coming months, when Black Med will take over the Journal – the space devoted to literary/textual investigation– and the Curatorial –a place for performative/visual experimentation.
The collaboration with Invernomuto is the first act in a renovated frame of work for EX NUNC, which will now focus on longer-term engagement with invited artists, called to work over the three sections composing EXN’s on-line platform –Atlas, Journal, Curatorial– during the course of a four-months residency.