Maria Iorio et Raphael Cuomo
Maria Iorio, Raphaël Cuomo are an artist duo based in Berlin. Favouring a collaborative praxis and long-term research, Iorio/Cuomo’s recent projects engage with past and present mobilities and chronicle the intertwined histories shaped by those movements of life, (post)colonial encounters, migrating forms and sounds. Investigating the conditions under which hegemonic historical narratives are produced and can be challenged, their hybrid cinematic forms manifest unheard voices, diasporic collective experiences, resistant subjectivities. New knowledges come to light and become perceptible, shared through a performative archival practice, translation processes, the aesthetical and political dimensions of listening. Their work integrates a curatorial approach and revisits the expanded field of moving image practices and “minor cinemas”—experimental, amateur, feminist, decolonial. Iorio/Cuomo have presented their work in various exhibitions and film festivals, including How To Find Meaning In Dead Time–Archival Assembly #1 (SAVVY Contemporary–Arsenal, Institut für Film und Videokunst); Cronache di quel tempo (Istituto Svizzero); Documenta 14 Public Program; If Not For That Wall (CiC); Quadriennale 16; Logica del passaggio (Querini Stampalia); Twisted Realism (Argos); Chewing the Scenery (54th Venice Biennale); The Maghreb Connection, as well as Courtisane; DOK Leipzig; FID Marseille; Ji.hlava IDFF; Torino Film Festival; Visions du réel.