This project explores the link between urban environment and our mind. Can our imagination and deep routed believes play tricks on us? Can we see things that couldn’t be explained in a rational and scientific way?
“Every age has its paranormal phenomena, which reflect deep longings of which we may not be fully aware. The Victorians, afflicted by epidemics, which snatched away children and young spouses, lived in almost perpetual mourning. This explains their obsession with revenants. Many thousands of people believed they saw ghosts, heard the voices of the departed, and could exchange messages with those they had lost through séances and table turning. In the decades following the Second World War, during which we entertained an almost utopian belief in the transformative potential of the white heat of technology, sightings of UFOs and aliens, almost unknown in previous eras, multiplied.
Over the past generation, our engagement with the natural world has collapsed. As the abundance and diversity of wildlife has declined, as our lives have become tamer and more predictable and our physical challenges have diminished, perhaps imaginary big cats answer an unmet need, releasing us from ecological boredom.” (From the Guardian 15 November 2014)