MORE ABOUTRegina de Miguel
Regina de Miguel (Málaga, 1977). BA in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica de València.
Her solo exhibitions include Ansible, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 2015; All knowledge is enveloped in darkness, Kunsthalle São Paulo, 2014; Nouvelle Science Vague Fiction, General Public, Berlin, 2011.
She has also participated in numerous group shows, notably Towards a new shore, NC Arte, Bogotá; Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Extra City, Antwerp, 2016; Hall of Half-Life, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, 2015; The Future Won’t Wait, La Capella, Barcelona, 2014; Rencontres Internationales, HKDW, Berlin; Arqueológica, Matadero, Madrid; Media Art Biennale, Santiago de Chile; Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013; Letters from the Field, Atelierhof Kreuzberg; Berlin; Of Time & Place, Gaswork, London; and Out of the black, Reh Kunst, Berlin, 2012.
Una historia nunca contada desde abajo, 2016
Una historia nunca contada desde abajo is inspired by one of the most radical and remarkable cases in the history of recent communication technologies: the Cybersyn or Synco project. Led by cybernetic visionary Stafford Beer, the project unfolded in Chile between 1971 and 1973 during the presidency of Salvador Allende, and was cut short by the coup d’état led by Augusto Pinochet.
Starting from the story of this Freedom Machine, which aimed to “deliver the tools of science to the people,” and other paradigmatic scenarios linked to the notion of disappearance and buried knowledge, the artist develops a film narrative, split into acts, conflating historical document, science/political fiction and psychological portrait.
Utopias, even the most revolutionary, inevitably betray the systemic failures of the time when they were conceived.
This audiovisual essay stands at this junction trying to determine what drives the generalized positivistic uses of technology by examining the conditions that, in this case, favored then destroyed it.
Like an atemporal narrative machine, it confronts us with the dissolving of the distance between humanity and technology and explores the resulting cracks.