Fabiana Mercadante, name in art Iana, is an Italian writer, videographer, and performer. Her artistic research revolves around the relationship between bodies, history, and cities, creating artistic hybrids involving conscient movement and video-documentary. She is developing a Ph.D. in Performative Arts for the Universidade de Lisboa where she is conducting research on creative processes, and the relationship between body expression and self-censorship in the Italian culture. In 2016 she founded the Flooding Lab, a touring collective involved in researching political bodies and narrativity. Starting from an exploration of performative practices and a study on the ephemeral of presence, the collective developed site-specific performances, involving people from the territory, who are not necessarily practitioners of the performative arts.