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The Theatre of the Mind: An Exploration Through Video and Photography

Updated: Sep 17, 2023



Nervegna Art Café is proud to host an immersive video-photographic project by the artist Loredana Denicola.

"The Theatre of the Mind" will be unveiled to the public through captivating video-art projections and thought-provoking photography, curated by Ilaria Caravaglio and Valeria Gatti.


Every Thursday, from September 16th until October 28th, an engaging gathering will take place in the café's garden.

These events, attended by the artist and curators, will feature the screening of one of the seven videos that constitute this extraordinary project.


"The Theatre of the Mind" is an intricate installation composed of seven videos and accompanying photographs.

Each video varies in length from 25 to 50 minutes, resulting in a total duration of five hours.


This project embarks on a profound exploration of the complexities of the human mind. It begins as a personal journey of the artist and extends to the public, serving as an invitation to engage in a dialogue with the viewer/spectator.

Rooted in trust and the exploration of one's self through the lens of others, this endeavour seeks enrichment and discovery, promoting acceptance. It reminds us that everything that triggers irritation in others often carries a message about ourselves.


Prejudice is not limited to individuals or specific groups; it can permeate an entire culture and influence behaviour towards other cultures. Prejudice subtly undermines human relationships, sometimes in abrupt ways. It is our preconceived notions and ideals that often rob us of the capacity and energy required for introspection, observation, and investigation.

They hinder our ability to uncover the truth behind the confusion, unhappiness, terror, and violence that reside within us, as human beings, and in the world at large.


The project introduces a cast of intriguing characters, including:


Alan, the cross-dresser

Humaira, who chooses her religion, Islam

Stephanie, who finally embraces her identity as a woman

Madkillermiller – an unassuming individual with a curious business card

Louis Grey Magus, an exploration of alter egos

Tacco Matto, a journey into one's emotions

Graça and her world of imaginary dogs


The videos are presented in the English language with Italian subtitles thoughtfully edited by myself, along with Professors Francesco Bucci, Barbara Baldassarre, Francesco Tommasi, and Rita Greco.


"The Theatre of the Mind" extends a sincere invitation for the audience to immerse themselves fully and empathically into the stories of these subjects.


We encourage the public to approach this work with sincerity, courage, and freedom, as we collectively explore the intricate facets of the human experience.



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Below are some photos of the inauguration. Photo by Davide Marti.



Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021


Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola
Video art projection, 'the theatre of the mind' video photography project by Loredana Denicola

Alan, the crossdresser at Nervegna, Brindisi, 2021




by Loredana Denicola





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