Nekya. Una película río | Nekya. A film river, 2022

Courtesy the artist

Single-channel video, color, sound
74 min
Commissioned by TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

There is no longer a spectacle to contemplate from the safety of a (magical) circle; now, the natural and the supernatural converge in a non-place, an atmosphere, an atmosphere in which the characters are immersed,  a sinister ether of unknown dimensions. The center of the circle is now everywhere, and its circumference is  nowhere. 
Eugene Thacker, In the Dust of This Planet

Regina de Miguel's new film, commissioned by TBA21, takes a historical, critical, and poetic look at Riotinto, a region located in the province of Huelva, Spain. This territory, absolutely unique from a geological and biological point of view, an analog of Mars on our planet, contains a millenary chain of colonization and exploitation, as well as a highly singular paradigm that questions us about the beginning of life in the Universe.  Based on archaeological vestiges and a review of Tartessian mythologies, the story begins with the cults of the underworld goddesses, such as Hecate and Persephone.
Regina de Miguel’s (b. 1977, Málaga) interdisciplinary artistic practice is characterized by research and development of processes aimed at the production of knowledge and hybrids objects. The critical analysis of the supposed objectivity of the devices of representation of science, as well as of the conditions of production of scientific knowledge, is one of the main discursive threads of her work. From a methodical approach, she establishes complex networks of connections that are also nourished by the philosophy of science, ecofeminism, speculative fiction, and terror to give rise to theoretical, existential, and poetic displacements that operate from fragility as a form of resistance.


Group show: Remedios
Venue: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
Curator: Daniela Zyman
Exhibition 14 April 2023 -  March 2024