The Theatre of the Mind

 

Digital photography / Interviews / photography project 2016/2018

I would walk around London looking for subjects who attract me. I would approach them in the street or wherever I went, telling them that they interest me, that I am doing a photography documentary video project called ‘The Theatre of the Mind’. If they agreed, I would enter their life, just for one day.

I would visit them in their homes, make a video interview and take photographs.

We would play. 

What is a mind? And what is a theatre?

The two words together make me think that perhaps, what we believe, we create.

Then, what is imagination?

Do we create reality?

Do we have a fate?

Do we choose who we are?

Are we conditioned by society, politics, religion, education, fear of people’s judgements?

Do we know our own power, who we really are? 

Have you ever asked to yourself – Who am I? An actor or truly you?

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'ALAN, the cross-dresser'

What is cross-dressing?

Loredana Denicola | Humaira I choose my religion  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | Humaira I choose my religion_1  | The theatre of the mind art project

'HUMAIRA, I choose my Religion, Islam'

What is Islam? What does it teach?

Loredana Denicola | Madkillermiller  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | Madkillermiller  | The theatre of the mind art project

MADKILLERMILLER, 'an unimportant person with a business card'

Who is a comedian?

Loredana Denicola | Stephanie finally I am a woman  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | Stephanie finally I am a woman  | The theatre of the mind art project

STEPHANIE, 'Finally I am a Woman!'

Who is a trans-gender?

Loredana Denicola | Louis Grey Magus is my alter ego  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | Louis Grey Magus is my alter ego_1  | The theatre of the mind art project

'LOUIS GREY MAGUS is my Alter Ego'

Why do we build an alter ego?

Loredana Denicola | I am my emotions  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | I am my emotions-1  | The theatre of the mind art project

 

'TACCO MATTO, I am my emotions ...'

What is a performance?

Loredana Denicola | my imaginary dogs  | The theatre of the mind art project
Loredana Denicola | my imaginary dogs  | The theatre of the mind art project

'GRAÇA and her imaginary dogs'

What is imagination?