Terra Incognita


Terra Incognita was a term coined by the cartographers of the old time, used to indicate the uncharted areas of the world. Nowadays,with all the visible world, charted explored and conquered, the last “terra incognita” remaining, lies within the human psyche.

In these series i tried to replicate the way the unconscious functions when it is generating landscapes during dreaming. Playing with the concept of the Freudian "uncanny" (das Umheimliche), I used photos I made from familiar places I visited and merged them together so that I could create a sense of unreal out of familiar landscapes. My creative process was based on the theoretic platform of Freudian psychoanalysis, along with texts from Gaston Bachelard and Andre Bretton.