Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo are two artists and filmmakers. Favouring a collaborative praxis and long-term research, their recent projects engage with past and present global mobilities and unfold the 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 films manifest unheard voices, diasporic experiences, resistant subjectivities. New knowledges become perceptible and can be shared through translation processes, performative archival practices, the aesthetical and political dimensions of listening. Integrating curatorial methodologies in their work, they have created cinema situations and film programmes that revisit the historiography of the expanded field of moving image practices and “minor cinemas” — experimental, amateur, feminist, decolonial. Iorio/Cuomo have presented their work internationally in various exhibitions and film festivals, including How To Find Meaning In Dead Time (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin) in the framework of Archival Assembly #1 (Arsenal, Berlin); Cronache di quel tempo (Istituto Svizzero, Palermo); The Sea. Sounds & Storytelling (Manifesta 13 Parallèles du Sud, Marseille); Documenta 14 Public Program (Athens); If Not For That Wall (CiC, Cairo); Quadriennale 16 (Rome); Logica del passaggio (Querini Stampalia, Venice); Europe. The Future of History (Kunsthaus Zürich); Twisted Realism (Argos, Brussels); Chewing the Scenery (54th Venice Biennale); Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme (Arsenal, Berlin); The Interpreter (Les Complices, Zürich); The Maghreb Connection (Townhouse Gallery, Cairo), as well as Alternative Film Video Belgrade; Courtisane; DOK Leipzig; FID Marseille; Ji.hlava IDFF; Torino Film Festival; Videoex; Visions du Réel

The Interpreter, 2009 Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo © the artist(s) & producer(s)