Miguel Ángel Rego
(ES 2016, 5 min)
A pianist performing Nocturne Op.55, No. 1 in F Minor by Frédéric Chopin suffers from anosognosia: the negation of other kind of pathologies that the patient has like left side paralysis. Both manifestations can be produced by a stroke in the right side of the brain. Contemporary cognitive sciences and neurosciences may be the best way to understand certain common patterns in human behavior through rare pathologies like this one. Any person can be considered as anosognosic in a certain degree, in the way in which we deny specific parts of our reality to face it. Post-Contingent Coherence emphasises the coherency that the vestibular system provokes in human behaviour processes.
In this video, through images and sound, we can see different realities happening at once. The first person (when the pianist plays perfectly) and third person (when she moves her left hand with his right hand due to the relation between anosognosia and other rare neuropathology called somatoparaphrenia) perspectives are underscored to explore the self-model notion coined by Thomas Metzinger in regards to confabulations derived from the lack of feedback from the paralyzed left side of the body when suffering from anosognosia.
Miguel Ángel Rego Robles― Kunstenaar
Miguel Ángel Rego Robles (Madrid, 1985) is an artist and researcher who lives in Madrid, Spain. He studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University in Madrid and is currently working on his PhD at CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). He attained a Master degree in Art and Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He has exhibited his projects in Spain (MUSAC León, LABoral Gijón, Casal Solleric Palma, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, Galería Cero Madrid, Casa Velázquez Madrid among others) and internationally (Artrooms London, Celeste Prize London, The Showroom Arnhem, XX and XIX Bienal Cerveira Portugal, Charim Gallery Viena among others). He has lectured his research in Spain (CENDEAC Murcia, La Situación 2016 Cuenca, CSIC Madrid among others) and internationally (8th European Society for the History of Science London, Centro de Investigación en Arte, Materia y Cultura Buenos Aires among others).