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Simone Bertuzzi, Simone Trabucchi

Invernomuto

http://www.invernomuto.info

Via Porpora 148, Milano, Italy
Simone Bertuzzi (b.1983) and Simone Trabucchi (b.1982) have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003. Although they primarily work in moving image and sound, Invernomuto also integrate sculpture, publishing, and performance in their practice. Recent solo exhibitions include Artspeak, Vancouver (2015), Anabasis Articulata, Triennale di Milano (2014), Marsèlleria, Milan (2014), Negus – Far Eye, Museion, Bozen (2014), I-Ration, arge kunst, Bozen (2014). They live and work in Milan and Vernasca.

Babylon, Monumenti


Old and new forms of colonialism

Babylon, Monumenti


Old and new forms of colonialism
Rereading and understanding colonial memory through monuments and minor histories
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Babylon, Monumenti revolves around the idea of ‘small memorial’. A serie of sculptures and art pieces that reflects on the colonial past (italian, in our specific case) in order to understand the present in a different way.

Our interest in memory and processes of hybridization, for example, is central to “Zion, Paesaggio” (2014): a reproduction of a staircase-shaped monument erected by the Italian army outside the imperial residency in Addis Ababa (the present University) during the fascist colonial campaign. After the defeat of the invaders, the fourteen stepladders, which symbolized the lifespan of the regime, were ‘reduced’ to the function of a plinth for Ethiopia’s iconic symbol, the Lion of Judah. We have underlined this gesture of reappropriation by producing a landscape where memory and the perception of the exotic are determined by the dimension of time.



Invernomuto "Zion, Paesaggio", 2014. Legno, ferro, stampa su legno, piante tropicali (Catleia, Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Dendrobium, Monstera, Rhipsalis), 235 x 170 x 200 cm, courtesy of the artists, ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen and Marsèlleria

Invernomuto "Motherland", 2014, Motherland, 2014. Monitor LCD, poliuretano indurito, 113 x 67 x 60 cm, courtesy of the artists and Marsèlleria

Invernomuto "Movimenti Versus l’Altro", 2014. Foulard Africa Orientale Italiana, foulard Club Med, foulard Norwegian Caribbean Lines, 82 x 82 cm, courtesy of the artists, ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen

Invernomuto "Negus", 2015. Still da video, courtesy of the artists

Invernomuto "Babylon, Monumenti", 2014. Lamiera tagliata e incisa a mano, National Geographic (Giugno 1931), cartolina del Leone di Giuda a Roma (1936), 82 x 82 cm, courtesy: gli artisti e ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen

Babylon, Monumenti


Old and new forms of colonialism

Babylon, Monumenti


Old and new forms of colonialism
Rereading and understanding colonial memory through monuments and minor histories
File under

Babylon, Monumenti revolves around the idea of ‘small memorial’. A serie of sculptures and art pieces that reflects on the colonial past (italian, in our specific case) in order to understand the present in a different way.

Our interest in memory and processes of hybridization, for example, is central to “Zion, Paesaggio” (2014): a reproduction of a staircase-shaped monument erected by the Italian army outside the imperial residency in Addis Ababa (the present University) during the fascist colonial campaign. After the defeat of the invaders, the fourteen stepladders, which symbolized the lifespan of the regime, were ‘reduced’ to the function of a plinth for Ethiopia’s iconic symbol, the Lion of Judah. We have underlined this gesture of reappropriation by producing a landscape where memory and the perception of the exotic are determined by the dimension of time.



Invernomuto "Zion, Paesaggio", 2014. Legno, ferro, stampa su legno, piante tropicali (Catleia, Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Dendrobium, Monstera, Rhipsalis), 235 x 170 x 200 cm, courtesy of the artists, ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen and Marsèlleria

Invernomuto "Motherland", 2014, Motherland, 2014. Monitor LCD, poliuretano indurito, 113 x 67 x 60 cm, courtesy of the artists and Marsèlleria

Invernomuto "Movimenti Versus l’Altro", 2014. Foulard Africa Orientale Italiana, foulard Club Med, foulard Norwegian Caribbean Lines, 82 x 82 cm, courtesy of the artists, ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen

Invernomuto "Negus", 2015. Still da video, courtesy of the artists

Invernomuto "Babylon, Monumenti", 2014. Lamiera tagliata e incisa a mano, National Geographic (Giugno 1931), cartolina del Leone di Giuda a Roma (1936), 82 x 82 cm, courtesy: gli artisti e ar/ge kunst Bolzano/Bozen


Idea by

Simone Bertuzzi, Simone Trabucchi
Invernomuto
Via Porpora 148
Milano
Italy
Simone Bertuzzi (b.1983) and Simone Trabucchi (b.1982) have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003. Although they primarily work in moving image and sound, Invernomuto also integrate sculpture, publishing, and performance in their practice. Recent solo exhibitions include Artspeak, Vancouver (2015), Anabasis Articulata, Triennale di Milano (2014), Marsèlleria, Milan (2014), Negus – Far Eye, Museion, Bozen (2014), I-Ration, arge kunst, Bozen (2014). They live and work in Milan and Vernasca.