[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Marcello Mercado — The Torment Zone, Clouds, Emptiness

Artist Statement


The work is an imaginary visit to a national mental hospital guided by animated cartoons. The title implies enclosure, in this case the predominance of the medical-psychiatric discourse and the legal helplessness faced in the treatment of madness, and an artistic approach to psychiatry as torture.

  • Marcello Mercado (Argentina) teaches at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, the Department of Film and Television, and the School of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. He has had many group exhibitions.