“Regression” is inspired by the Diogenes syndrome, a disorder characterized by extreme selfneglect, domestic squalor, social withdrawal, apathy, compulsive hoarding of rubbish, and lack of shame. This piece attempts to be an archeological revision of Marta Moreno Muñoz’s personal life and past work and the intra-history of the space where the performance will take place. During the process the performance process the artist returns to a certain state of ‘psychic paleolithism’, a more intuitive performative practice driven by archaic impulses, departing from symbolic thinking and disrupting the ‘“law of the father“.
The audience will step into the almost dark hotel room finding a ritualistic display of garbage all over the space. A VHS tape is found and the performance starts….
Regression, with its hallucinatory structure, breaks with the linear time conception, described by French feminist philosopher Julia Kristeva as “the father’s time”. This patriarchal linear concept of time with its sense of history, destiny and economic progress, is in oposition to the unconscious ‘Unified Field’, where time is marked by repetition and the subject regresses into a realm where nothing is differentiated.