House of Fitzcarraldo Trailers!

Here they are, the two debut trailers for The Buran Theatre Company’s House of Fitzcarraldo coming to the Brick in Williamsburg this March!


Taller Boricua

The performances I documented for Taller Boricua are now online:

Documentation: Melissa A. Calderon @ Taller Boricua from Geraldo Mercado on Vimeo.

Melissa A. Calderon performing “Nevermine” April 8, 2011 at Taller Boricua.

Documentation: Zachary Fabri @ Taller Boricua from Geraldo Mercado on Vimeo.

An 8 minute snapshot of Zachary Fabri’s 2 hour performance “A Movement in Time” outside of Taller Boricua.

Featured Artist at The Buran Theater Company

I’m the Buran Theater Company’s featured artist this week. See the posting on their Facebook Page.

I’ll be doing three shows of House of Fitzcarraldo with the Buran Theater Company this January in Kansas and New Mexico for the Revolutions Festival. I’ll be their resident Les Blank.

I’ll also be a part of their GET ON THE BOAT event December 5th at Exit Art.

Commodity Fetish

Commodity Fetish from Geraldo Mercado on Vimeo.

Products, in this case toys and collectibles, presented as literal lust objects. The look of this video was achieved by dubbing HD video onto VHS in real time.

My new video piece “Commodity Fetish” is complete. Commodity Fetish is an attempt to visually represent the relationship we have and the over-importance we give to the products we buy. I used a vhs aesthetic in order to incorporate feelings of nostalgia and longing.