THE MEDITERRANEAN, OR WHERE AFRICA DOES (NOT) MEET ITALY
Alessandra Di Maio
BENEATH THE SKY, ON THE SEA: INTO THE BLUES
Black Med is an ongoing platform initiated by Invernomuto in 2018. The Mediterranean sea, once understood as a fluid entity aiding the formation of networks and exchange, is now the scenario of a humanitarian crisis and heated geopolitical dispute. Black Med aims at intercepting the trajectories that sounds trace passing through this protean area, as migration routes leave sonic trails that, in the words of Iain Chambers, “resist representation, and propose an affective economy [that is] intrinsically diasporic.”
The core of the project is an algorithm able to play with the tracks and to broadcast an endless stream. The archive consists of music and sounds selected by Invernomuto and a network of contributors that were invited at different stages since the inception of the project. Moreover, the system is open and anyone can upload new sounds into it: the goal is to have a growing archive, a Black Med magma, which evolves constantly.
OUTER RHYTHMS ⋈ CLUB FUNCTIONAL ⋈ VERNACULAR ⋈ GROOVES ⋈ MODERN STRUCTURES ⋈ SEASCAPE ⋈ FIELDWORKS ⋈ SOCIAL MUSIC
Project supported by the Italian Council (7th Edition, 2019), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
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La Colonia Studio
Mattia Capelletti, Invernomuto
Fondazione Morra Greco (Naples), Pompeii Commitment
Alessia Volpe, Pinksummer (Genoa), The Green Parrot (Barcelona), Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Geneva), Black Med contributors: Kareem Lotfy, Donato Epiro, Paul Gilroy, Lamin Fofana, Rabih Beaini, Discostan, DJ Ryna, Daniele Baldelli, Bill Kouligas, Ma’an Abu Taleb, Webhelp, Deena Abdelwahed, MSYLMA, Palm Wine, Leila Bencharnia, DJ Rupture, Iain Chambers, Stathis Gourgouris, DJ Pery, Ayesha Hameed, Reem Shadid, Daniel Blanga Gubbay and many more to come.