Working between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Mercedes Azpilicueta refers to herself as a ‘dishonest researcher’. Her multi-layered creations, including sound and video pieces, navigate through multiple references and fields of knowledge. Falling in love with dissident figures and trajectories, Mercedes understands the capacity of resistance and care of the body. Crafting sculptures, fabrics and objects, Mercedes often takes up natural materials and craft-based techniques that are associated with women and subaltern knowledge. Listen to Extra Extra commissioned work The Sphinx of Milan: a dialogue with Leonor Fini, an enrapturing imagined meeting with the surrealist artist and costume designer.