Who is the enemy? …and, we keep looking for the enemy…It can be everywhere, it can be anything, it can be anyone! We can not see it, smell it or touch it, they said… better you don’t find it inside, only one intruder and the price is high. Stay apart! Separated is the same as safe… You shouldn’t trust your own body, as it can be in it without noticing… you shouldn’t trust no-one, you shouldn’t move. The borders of all kinds become maleable, controllable, same as privacy easily does. Desperate, scrolling endlessly…looking for hints, and that something invaded us already… gone… lost in the space of the non-space. Where did we go? all happened at home, in our room?... in our shocked bodies! or, maybe... in our mind? Who is the enemy? Is it inside, or outside? Are those spaces same, or different?
The aim of this performance is to look for the THE ENEMY together, while the spectator reflects him or herself in each of the artist actions and self-inquiries.
Mirce Velarde-Liljehult is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist, based in Berlin. Her work involves performative and poetic experimental videos, often shown as installations. Velarde’s body of work also includes photography, drawing, sculpture, sound, or a mix of them. The notions of self, a life span, a person and the possible paradoxes around them, are the main inquiries of her artistic production. Her work explores the self construct reflected in the social body, based in dualistic structures that can oscillate between its affirmation or absence; a true / original or false / artificial self; inside or outside states, etc. The artist's immersive installations or alive performances, detonate a state of self contemplation, that can alternate from a poetical to a more humorous approach.
Her work has been shown internationally, in cultural spaces and events such as the transmediale Festival, in Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin; Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Stuttgart; the Freies Museum Berlin; the PAF Performing Arts Festival Berlin; Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, among others. She studied fine arts at the ENPEG, La Esmeralda Mexico and at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.