Based on a reflection on the very act of walking, the processes of artistic creation and the representation of paths and walkers from anthropology to art, Vigo-born Mercé de Rande combines movement and video in a piece specifically constructed for an exhibition space in the Gaiás Centre Museum.
In the title, Mercé de Rande refers to one of A. Giacometti’s most famous sculptures, “L’Homme qui marche” (The man who walks), to elaborate on her own story about the experience of walking and how it connects us with memory and time, with space and also with nature.
Mercé de Rande
She is an interdisciplinary artist, and her work falls between the performing arts and the visual arts, where performance occupies a privileged place in her poetic discourse and artistic development. She has worked as an actress, dancer, and choreographer for the French platform didascalie.net, a pioneer in researching and applying new technologies on stage. She has carried out numerous collaborations, performances and exhibitions (individual and collective) in Europe. She trained in contemporary dance, performing arts and movement research in Portugal, France, Switzerland and New York. In 2008, she founded Á Mercé das CirKunsTanzias, a platform for research and multidisciplinary creation, with which she directed two productions in Galicia. In 2014, she was the official choreographer of the year in residence at the Tanzhaus Zurich, where she premiered her first international production, LP4am Sculpture DeVice and began the process of her latest creation, Lost & Dead in Thunderland.