Mercedes Azpilicueta investigates the less visible meaning of expression, that place where the word is overwhelmed by its own resources of voice and speaking: tone, gesture and breathing. In this exhibition, we bring together sound pieces and video installations in which the artist works upon the affectivity that circulates through the medium of language, but also upon the control and violence that are exercised through it. Azpilicueta is interested in the living and changing aspects of speaking, those which reflect the personal and local ways of expression.
Cuerpos pájaros (Body-Birds) is a work produced especially for this exhibition. In this video installation, filmed on dérives through the streets of Buenos Aires, the artist asks what is a collective body, formed of many parts, diverse and demystified, and not subject to normativity.
Azplilicueta inquires into the social structures that shape our behavior, and then disassembles them with the expressiveness of her body and the power of her voice. Created amid a restless shifting between languages, cities, and cultural codes, her works are a poetic response to the norms that condition what we say, how we behave, and how we inhabit our bodies.