STEP 00 – [ɪˈmaː.ɡoː] THE STARTING POINT
“[ɪˈmaː.ɡoː] – Short Documentary”
“[ɪˈmaː.ɡoː]” or “Imāgō” is a Latin world with multiple meanings, like image, imitation, representation, ghost, echo, thought, dream, ancestral image and depiction. This short documentary has an important role in my project “I can hear you now”: it is a starting point and a conclusion at the same time, its aim is to “close a circle”. With an experimental approach, I wanted to generate a dreamlike journey into my mind and my soul, depicting how I perceive, or misperceive, myself, how I see my past and the world. It is a symbolic representation of the process of reliving a trauma, my childhood, my memories, but, at the same time, I tried to symbolically show the sense of liberation from a burden to leave space to a better and unknown future. Suffering is a shared condition and this is represented by a sort of doppelgänger, another woman symbolically sharing some of my experiences, even if in a slightly different way.
The visual narration accompanies the interviews released by the Film Composer Elena Maro and the Phychologist and Neuropsychologist Dr Martina Gerbi. The first contributor explained how she collaborated with me and her multiple roles during the whole creation of my project, also showing how my images, a visual representation of the pain of others, can be “translated” in sounds. Dr Gerbi spent some words to explain the relationship between Psychology and Photography, the origins of Art-therapy and the potential of my project and its relation with Mental Health support and investigation.
Writtend and directed by Dayana Marconi.
Photography and English subtitles by Dayana Marconi.
Video and editing by Alessio Mattia.
Music and sound-design by Elena Maro – https://www.elenamaro.com/
Thanks to: Diavolo Rosso – No-profit Culture and Art Organisation, Dr Martina Gerbi & Marialuisa Ferraro, Dario Floro and all my sitters.
©Dayana Marconi 2018, Asti/Rome/Los Angeles. Copyright for images and videos belongs solely to Dayana Marconi. All materials might not be used or downloaded without her permission.