Proyección y Agua
The work questions the prison and depersonalizing practices of the conventional psychiatric system. A human being, a rig and a charge compose the analogy of a system of co-dependence in the construct of madness: the system versus the being, versus the being as part of the system. The action consists of working a mechanism of self-torture until one of the two yields.
“Nancy Cronen resorts to a strategy of symbolic confrontation and the recording of performance, her questioning of the devices of alienation overcomes the necessary criticism of psychiatric prison practices and unfolds as an allegory of world madness.” The device exposes the arbitrariness of the moral values, the violence inherent in the systems and at the same time the ambivalence of our action, asking for our part a radical resolution that breaks this chain. ” – Jean-François Rettig (Curator)