[ISEA96] Artist Statement: Marcello Mercado – Remains of my mother

Artist Statement

15´, color, 1995, Argentina

After they took away the dead body of my mother I made photocopies of everything that was around her. Medicines, electrocardiograms, the paper with her diagnosis of terminal cancer, prints, her praying book, her sewing case. Then I passed the photocopies on cells and made cartoons with them, a friend included stains. This video contains the remains of my mother: I’m floating on procaryote-eucaryote fluids. I’m evolving towards a ecosystem governed by microbes. I’m between the nucleation of water and a dead planet. I’m under a panespermic government. Even if my belly boils, I prefer the cruelty of a coating of blood-hairsperm.