Visual Alchemy

Maria Chiara Fagioli

Anaesthesia – Baal’s overture

Portfolio 2018.


400 mm x 267 mm Giclée prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag.



The lens-based project “Anaesthesia” wants to propose an ironic and embarrassing scenario, culminating in the synaesthetic winter garden in motion, Rome. The functional two-dimensional representation becomes land of conceptual abstractions and symbolisms, the substratum for different expressive languages.
On show the syntactic disobedience of poetic lights in new an-aesthetics.
Is deepened the being’s nature, relating to harmony and beauty without gender boundaries. The woman moves along the time looking for her own reflection or evanescent image. The contortions play an imperfect perfect balance. All around, the context disintegrates or closes the figure, placing the accent on the wandering body that spread the light, sometimes elusive shadow of the self projected into a small bourgeois Eden and at times decadent. The tree and the sun become metaphors and objects reflected, allusions, memory.
Anaesthesia is a semi-conscious emotional journey, where tangible boundaries fade and reality plays new roles in the mirror. Hence, desires are transformed into estrangement.
The project continues investigating uncomfortable roles, till reflecting on duties, expectations, unions, with more or less hysterical infantilism and “coitus interrupted” by reason: “So basta! Let them eat toys ..” The story will progress in other future interpretations.


Model: Maria Rosaria Mingione.



Solo show
at Casa della Cultura of Villa De Sanctis in Via Casilina 665, Rome
March 2018.



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