museu de arte contemporânea da universidade de são paulo (mac usp), são paulo, brasil
20.11.2021 - 13.2.2022

For the Clareira program, an initiative that aims to occupy the ground floor of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP) with various artistic expressions, Lucia Koch presents Regression. The intervention proposed by the artist removes the natural light that usually inhabits the space, invading it from the building's glass facade. For this, Koch covered these glass structures with black paint, transforming what was previously transparent, enabling communication between the inside and the outside, into something opaque. However, this scenario is not permanent, as a team of young artists called ‘regressors", has the mission of, daily, over three months, cutting out shapes, figures, and patterns, making inscriptions, opening frames, creating images and texts until achieving the surface’s total transparency. By the end of the intervention, the city will be able to see the Museum's inside again. Throughout the duration of the project, the sound of the adjacent avenue will be captured and brought into the interior of the Museum: it will begin as an indistinct rumor and over the days will gain volume as the building regains its transparency, occupying the space with the sonorous presence of the city.