Beginning the online Liquid Club series, we invited collective Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd to explore Colombian pico culture as a continuation of their work investigating the remnants of subcultures and their individual research practices into sound.
Taking the lead from their forthcoming new film work Grito – Las Brisas de Febrero (2021), being premiered during the Liverpool Biennial in 2021, Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd presented a dynamic hour of listening, discussion and contemplation. Featuring pre-recorded interviews captured during the production of the new video installation alongside music, field recordings and conversation, they explored Colombian pico culture – where customised sound systems or ‘picos’ go head-to-head playing Afro-Colombian records, animating the street parties of the country’s Atlantic Coast.
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. Jim C. Nedd (b. 1991, Verona, Italy) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Nedd is an Afro-Colombian interdisciplinary storyteller, involved in sonic environments and visual arts.