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Negus
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 Invernomuto Negus
Edited by Emanuele Guidi & Invernomuto.
Texts by Anna Della Subin, David Katz, Emanuele Guidi, Frida Carazzato, Invernomuto.

Graphic design: Invernomuto.
published in December 2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian / German)
21 x 26 cm (softcover, no spine)
112 pages (duotone ill.)
€18.00
ISBN: 978-88-908418-2-8
EAN: 9788890841828
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Artist's book based on a complex project linking Vernasca, Ethiopia and Jamaica according to two points of view, placing certain critical moments in Italy's colonial history in relation to the symbolism of Rastafarian tradition.
Negus has originated from a very specific historical event dating back to the time of the Italian occupation in Ethiopia in 1936, when a wounded soldier was forced to return to Vernasca (PC), Invernomuto's native town. On the occasion of his return, the community organized a joyful and obscure ritual in the main square during which was burnt the effigy of Haile Selassie I, last Negus of Ethiopia as well as the Messiah according to the Rastafarian cult, developed in Jamaica during the early 30s.
Invernomuto's project follows an itinerary that is initially biographical, but that expands and develops, linking Vernasca, Ethiopia and Jamaica according to two points of view: certain critical moments in Italy's colonial history are placed in relation to the symbolism of Rastafarian tradition.
The book, further development of the project Negus, contains an extensive visual section developed drawing on various personal archives, two unpublished essays by David Katz and Anna Della Subin and an interview with the two artists held by Frida Carazzato and Emanuele Guidi.
Published on the occasion of the projects I-Ration, at ar/ge kunst (2014), and Negus – Far Eye, for the media façade at Museion (2014), Bolzano.
Invernomuto was conceived by Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi in 2003. Its media of choice are sound and the moving image. Other possible forms are sculpture, publishing, and live actions.