Hallucinations


2013

“One does not see with the eyes, one sees with the brain”
Oliver Sacks

I use the camera as if it was my brain constructing meaning from darkness to light. The process for this work was to create images of imaginary spaces, spaces that only the camera could see, made out of pieces of pictures by doing multiple exposures unto one frame. Drawing from black to white, calculating layers of shade and balancing foreground and background, in a memory game that does not finish until the image is complete.

This project is inspired and dedicated to Oliver Sacks.

Hallucinations


2013

“One does not see with the eyes, one sees with the brain”
Oliver Sacks

I use the camera as if it was my brain constructing meaning from darkness to light. The process for this work was to create images of imaginary spaces, spaces that only the camera could see, made out of pieces of pictures by doing multiple exposures unto one frame. Drawing from black to white, calculating layers of shade and balancing foreground and background, in a memory game that does not finish until the image is complete.

This project is inspired and dedicated to Oliver Sacks.

Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 8, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 8, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 1, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 1, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 15, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 15, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 2, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 2, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 11” x 14” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 3, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 20” x 16” / 50 x 40 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 3, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 20” x 16” / 50 x 40 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 9, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 20” x 30” / 50 x 76 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 9, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 20” x 30” / 50 x 76 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 10, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28 cm
Fabiola Menchelli, Hallucinations No. 10, 2013, Archival pigment print on fiber paper, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28 cm