I Modé Meté Modé

I modé meté modé focuses on the neural pathology of glossolalia: the unintelligible speaking of elements from languages ​​other than the patient's, existing or invented, which is observed in states of hypnotic trance and in certain severe mental disorders. The painter Hélene Smith used this manifestation to communicate with supposed inhabitants of the planet Mars, as published by the doctor of Medicine, Théodore Flournoy, in the volume 'From India to the planet Mars: A study of a case of somnambulism with glossolalia' (1899), after attending Smith's sessions in 1894. This manifestation can also be observed in flamenco singing from the southern regions of Spain. This audiovisual piece links these two experiences

  • Miguel Ángel Rego Robles
  • Miguel Ángel Rego Robles
  • Al Blanco
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Speculative Aesthetics, Neurophilosophy
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2022
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Director Biography - Miguel Ángel Rego Robles

(Madrid, 1985) Artist, adjunct professor and researcher. International PhD in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid with a Grant for the Training of University Teachers (FPU) at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Council for Scientific Research, Spain (CSIC). Master in Art and Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (ArtEZ hogeschool voor de Kunsten) in Arnhem, The Netherlands (2014-2016). Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (2007-2013).

I have exhibited individually at MUSAC in León (2019), Galería Cero in Madrid (2016) and Nave 73 in Madrid (2014) and collectively at LABoral in Gijón (2021 and 2016), Center Civic Sant Andreu in Barcelona (2021 and 2016), IMPAKT in Utrecht (2019), MUSAC in León (2019), The Arts Diorama Arts Center in London (2018) the XIX Cerveira Biennial (2017), The Bargehouse in London (2017), Goethe Institut in Beijing (2016), The Showroom in Arnhem (2016), Charim Gallery in Vienna (2016), Fabra i Coats in Barcelona (2015), Sala de Arte Joven in Madrid (2015), Casa Velázquez in Madrid (2015) and Sazmanab in Tehran (2015), among others.

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Director Statement

My artistic projects are based on the approach of different phenomenological aspects in the more recent theories on neurophilosophy and neural pathologies. Aspects of perception, space and time-movement are closely linked in my audiovisual pieces. I usually works with the installation format.