Mercedes Searer is a NYC based movement artist and trainer.
Identity and our notions of fixedness around it are central to her artistic and teaching practices.
She invests in the idea that bodies are perpetually engaged in processes of biological, social, and cultural performance. More simply put, our beliefs and stories manifest in our nervous system.
Thus we must break the loop.
Mercedes interrogates assumptions around identity. Fueled by the dynamics of the corporeal body and its dramaturgy, her practices recognizes that we are trapped in limited bodies by our habitual movements and stories. She challenges these forms through their donning and unworking, believing that radically inhabiting the body leads to social reform.
Our limited stories limit our bodies. Through repetition what we embody becomes our reality.
We can have more options by practicing something new.
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"In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us."