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 am driven by intuition. I want to explore their inner worlds and know whether they reflect mine, at that moment.

I want to talk of the meaning of life, lies they might have told themselves, their hidden secrets, which sometimes hurt, their childhood, life, sex, what keeps them up at night, love, their fears, their depth, of us simple human beings. unique stories, fragments of lives that represent humanity. But most of all I want to get to know them.

the theatre of the mind is an installation project consisting of photographs and seven videos.

Each video has a duration ranging from 25 to 55 minutes, for a total of 5 and a half hours.

The videos are in English language with English and Italian subtitles. English subtitles curated by me and Peter Dixon. 

Topics covered are crossdressing, the Islamic religion, adolescent depression and violence, gender dysphoria, the creation of an alter ego, art performance and the fantasy represented by a six-year-old girl.

 

PEOPLE INTERVIEWED

 

Alan, the cross-dresser

Humaira, I choose my religion, Islam

Madkillermiller, an unimportant person with a business card

Stephanie Jane Findlay, finally I am me, a woman!

Louis Grey Magus is my alter ego

Tacco Matto, the performer, I am my emotions

Graça, a six years old child and her imaginary dogs

years: 2016-2020

the theatre of the mind, a video-photography documentation by Loredana Denicola
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Short introduction of the theatre of the mind 

Alan, the cross-dresser | the theatre of the mind | Loredana Denicola
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Alan, the cross-dresser | the theatre of the mind | Loredana Denicola

English Extract from 'the theatre of the mind', a video-photography project by Loredana Denicola artist Seven characters interviewed: Alan, the cross-dresser Humaira, I choose my religion, Islam Madkillermiller, an unimportant person with a business card Stephanie, finally I am me, a woman Louis grey Magus is my alter ego Tacco Matto, the performer, I am my emotions Graça and her imaginary dogs I’d walk around London looking for subjects who interest me. I’d 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’d enter their life, just for one day. I’d visit them in their home, make a video interview and take photographs. Everything is documented as I saw it. I want to explore their inner worlds and know whether they reflect mine, at that moment. I want to talk of the meaning of life, lies you might have told yourself, your hidden secrets, which sometimes hurt, your childhood, life, sex, what keeps you up at night, love, your fears, your depth, of us simple human beings. Unique stories, fragments of lives that aim to represent every human being. But most of all I want to get to know them. Who are you? An actor or truly you? Website: https://www.loredanadenicola.com/ Instagram.@loredana_denicola Italiano Il video è un estratto del 'the theatre of the mind', un progetto di video-fotografia di Loredana Denicola Sono sette i personaggi intervistati: Alan, il crossdresser Humaira, io scelgo la mia religione, l'Islam Madkillermiller, una persona insignificante con un biglietto da visita Stephanie, finalmente sono io, una donna Louis Gray Magus è il mio alter ego Tacco Matto, il performer, io sono le mie emozioni Graça e i suoi cani immaginari Sono andata in giro per le strade di Londra alla ricerca di soggetti che mi interessavano. Mi sono avvicinata a loro dicendo che ero nella fase di realizzazione di un progetto di documentazione video-fotografica chiamato "the thea