Visual Alchemy

Maria Chiara Fagioli
Photography

Bitumen

 

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– La città che suona –

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LA RICERCA

 

Il progetto foto-videografico “Bitumen” vuole renderci consapevoli del cambiamento che stiamo vivendo in termini di qualità di vita nelle città e di preciso Roma. L’esperienza concettuale descrive la melodia risultante della città generata attraverso un processo di documentazione, analisi, rappresentazione, interpolazione e storytelling creativo.

Quale sarà il futuro delle nostre città? Tra mostri strutturali dei sobborghi e sprazzi di brezza contemporanea proseguendo verso il centro della città, la città vibra e i suoi contenuti riflettono la quotidianità in evoluzione.

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– City sounds –

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THE RESEARCH

 

The multimedia “Bitumen” project wants to make us aware of the change we are experiencing in terms of quality of life in the cities ​​and precisely Rome. The conceptual experience describes the resulting melody of the city generated through a process of documentation, analysis, representation, interpolation, and creative storytelling.

What will be the future of our cities? Between structural monsters from the suburbs and contemporary flashes continuing towards the city center, the city sounds and its contents reflect the changing everyday life.

 

Anaesthesia – Synaesthetic Anaesthesia

The multi-sensory journey of the proposed video can be enjoyed through the imperceptible transformations of 50 frames in series.
 

 
 

“Anaesthesia” is a [Limited ed. of 50 printed books] Graphic project perfect bound 21×21 cm, cover Rembrandt stipple textured uncoated 300 gsm, paper type gloss coated.
The photographs are accompanied by a story, in two languages (Italian and English). You can request a copy.

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THE RESEARCH

The research resolves the dichotomy between sense and nonsense, as the associative metaphor of perceptual coupling by definition different. Anaesthesia is the conceptual emotional condition of the resulting phoneme/colour shape process, and the deviation of the synaesthetic rhythm towards the knowable. This is the next step of the multi-sensory abstraction, which is expressed in conceptual linearisation within a mystical experience.
Are proposed six experiences, punctuated by the metronome of my previous Edea’s story:

 

I’m going to explore still-life in motion with the Edea’s written concept, proposing 5 experiences, punctuated by the metronome of the Edea’s story:
(Shining) wings
Desolate (landfills)
Mirage (and utopia)
Overseas (blue)
(Perpetuated) beliefs
Heart (shaking)

 
 

 

Anaesthesia – Baal’s overture

Portfolio 2018.

 
 

“From withered lights to dancing shadows,
From the winter garden to the romantic nocturnal bridges.
Here is Rome.”

 
 


 
 

“Anaesthesia” is a [Limited ed. of 50 printed books] Graphic project perfect bound 21×21 cm, cover Rembrandt stipple textured uncoated 300 gsm, paper type gloss coated.
The photographs are accompanied by a story, in two languages (Italian and English). You can request a copy or buy 400 mm x 267 mm Hahnemühle Photo Rag Giclée prints.

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THE PROJECT

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 symbolism, 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.

 

Credits
Model: Maria Rosaria Mingione, Yanira Morales Fabbro.

 

THE EXHIBITION

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

 

 

So basta! Let them eat toys ..

Portfolio 2018.

Taste for toys may change.

 

LAWRENCE, D.H. (2002) Sketches of Etruscan Places and Other Italian Essays. Cambridge University Press.

And now? “To the tombs! To the tombs!” 
All in the Last Judgment, together with Biagio da Cesena! 
After sacking, you have “only hilly, humpy, bushy waste country”.
And they all lived happily ever after.

 

 
 

400 mm x 267 mm Hahnemühle Pearl Giclée prints for sale.

 
 

THE APPENDIX

The series is a playful reflection on the woman, like the teatime with a giant stuffed animal. She sips the saucer turned sideways on the chair, while the toy is in front of her. But the tea is still on the table! What would a woman do if she got the wrong toy?
The series plays uncomfortable roles between conceptual, cinematic, fashion, and social advertising genres. As soon as the childhood ends, new achievements await or are left behind, sometimes cyclically. The story becomes an ironic reflection on duties, expectations, unions, from her awkward point of view, with more or less hysterical infantilism, and “coitus interruptus” by reason.

 

Credits
Outfits: Chiara Iacobelli; Model: Yanira Morales Fabbro; Location: Domus Ciancaleoni in Rome.

Edea

VERSIONE ITALIANA SU RICHIESTA.

 

Portfolio 2017.

 

THE CONCEPT

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“Edea” is a written and visual content story of two different cultures in an internal dialogue, who meet in a place intended to implosion, between Atlantis/Ulysses and ET/Wall-E. In the middle silences, solitary lands, the hope expressed in a little unknown life never seen before: the thread of life. The arcane that connects to the new “Self”.
The dilemma: tabula rasa or sad acceptance.
By leaving the ground the universe is closer. But no return.
Each step will crumble the previous.
So the deep sense and questioning of humankind, without gender dialectics.

 

THE MEANING

The greatest lesson of life can be love, meant to be universal. The moral of the story raises questions about freedom perceived and commonly accepted, so our nature, the real emancipation, and relationships. In the end, peace, given and taken, the largest act of love and freedom.
Love is definitely the allegorical matter that allows transmutation, change. Humus, but never a bond of ill addictions.

 

 

“Edea – Brush of Wings – Dialogues with the Self” is a [Limited ed. of 10 albums] Graphic project 18×18 cm, plus 9×9 cm Gicleé FineArt Baryta Hahnemühle prints 325 gsm, extra smooth light gloss. Plus a double cover and laces.

 

The AR Album, Instructions for Use:
1. Download/Read the AR Book “Edea – Brush of Wings – Dialogues with the Self” >> 
2. Download the Aurasma app ( www.aurasma.com )
3. Scan the Pages containing the AR symbol with a mobile device
4. Enjoy the AR Book !

 

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Superlative Relatives on the Moon

Portfolio 2017.

 

 

“A handful of Siena
recalled our times,
shady crochet
of barren disillusionment.
You. Suavely
pulsating
in the glacial epilogue
of the turbid
detachment,
your hands
were leaving
wind harmonies,
towards bejewelled
seas.
Along the Icelandic way
a piano
caressed
the vibrating strings
of my pain,
from pallor of a mute
lane.
Asleep in bittersweet torpidity
I teemed with life,
at the foot of majestic slopes
and harsh profiles.
Whistle
in pastel tones
raising
crumbs of Ocean,
my eyes were closed
to hear the echo
of flapping wings.”

 

 

Silver halide color prints on Fujicolor Crystal Archive DPII Pearl, and applied transparent glossy shadows above. Shades of blacks and shadows from bluish metallized (backdrop) to translucent mixed media (post-production). Glossy/Botticelli/Sharp /Vivid/3D photography.

Meta Icosahedron

Portfolio 2017.

 

 

 

 

“A handful of Siena
recalled our times,
shady crochet
of barren disillusionment.
You. Suavely
pulsating
in the glacial epilogue
of the turbid
detachment,
your hands
were leaving
wind harmonies,
towards bejewelled
seas.
Along the Icelandic way
a piano
caressed
the vibrating strings
of my pain,
from pallor of a mute
lane.
Asleep in bittersweet torpidity
I teemed with life,
at the foot of majestic slopes
and harsh profiles.
Whistle
in pastel tones
raising
crumbs of Ocean,
my eyes were closed
to hear the echo
of flapping wings.”

 

 

Digital prints on uncoated paper with felt-marked passepartout. It evokes fading vivid memories of metaphysical dream-like worlds, becoming a ripped page of your life. The photographs are placed inside a picture frame hammered, in contrast to the smooth paper printed in the middle. Matt/De Chirico/Sharp/Vivid/3D photography.

 

Photos exhibited at Lethes Art 2017.

Capela das Pereiras, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
July 2017

Stitch

 

I don’t see.
Here the sensual no-go area
lies,
where the imagination goes wild
with desire.

The human condition soothes
our instincts,
imprisoned by artificial enclosures
of civilization,
domesticated confidential
fears,
battered by
tight spaces.

The question of Turkey

Öcalan – Turkey’s Kurdish Question.

Some protesters belonging to Ararat Kurdish, the Network Kurdistan in Rome, on 14 Feb 2016 in front of the Colosseum, Rome, complaint about Mr Öcalan’s life detention issued by Turkish courts. The national leader and political representative of the Kurdish people is accused of treason.