the theatre of the mind
| Digital photography | Interviews | Photography project 2016-2020 |

 

the theatre of the mind is a video-photographic project based on trust, on the exploration of oneself through conversations with people as enrichment, discovery and acceptance.

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?

The videos are in English with English and Italian subtitles.

The English subtitles have been translated by me and Peter Dixon.

Each video  rang from 25 to 50 minutes, for a total of 5 hours.

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | The crossdresser | Loredana Denicola
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The cross-dresser

what is cross-dressing?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | islamic Religion | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | islamic Religion | Loredana Denicola

I choose my religion, Islam

what is Islam? what does it teach?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Madkillermiller | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Madkillermiller | Loredana Denicola

MADKILLERMILLER, an unimportant person with a business card

why are we looking for trouble?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Gender dysphoria | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Gender dysphoria | Loredana Denicola

Finally I am a woman!

what is gender dysphoria?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Louis Grey Magus is my alter ego | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | Louis Grey Magus is my alter ego | Loredana Denicola

LOUIS GREY MAGUS is my alter ego

why do we build an alter ego?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | The performer | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | The performer | Loredana Denicola

 

I am my emotions ...

what is a performance?

Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | The imaginary dogs | Loredana Denicola
Video-photography project | The theatre of the mind | The imaginary dogs | Loredana Denicola

The imaginary dogs

who is a child?