This exhibition is an extract taken from Chapter 1 of her ongoing project ‘The Timelapse’
“Where do we go when we experience trauma? How does time feel? Is it like wanting to wake up from a bad dream only to realize it wasn’t … A dream … And that we weren’t … Awake …?……” An extract poem from one of her poems
The Timelapse’ Exhibition by the visually impaired artist Letizia Lopreiato: Is an intimate documentary account using the media of film photography and poetry, exploring the topics of loss, trauma, and the acceptance of disability as a driving force for self-discovery. The exhibition will focus on the photographic journey of Letizia over the past three years. Focusing on her use of `Black and white film images. On her journey, she came to The Darkroom in order to learn how to process film and print her negatives, as a member of The Darkroom community over the past three years. This project will remain showcased in The Darkroom virtual gallery space both on The Darkroom website, and its highlights will be live on IGTV.
To accompany this exhibition you will hear the voice of Letizia reading some of her poems that she wrote to accompany this work. These poems became a powerful voice enabling her to express the hurdles she has had to overcome for this particular journey
As part of this online exhibition, there will feature a conversation between the Visual-Poet artist Letizia Lopreiato and Mella Travers focusing on the reasons and source of inspiration, as well as the challenges she faced, whilst growing in the awareness of herself as a Visual-Poet Artist, through this journey over the last three years on the 24th of September.
In Letizia’s words:
Accepting my visual disability as a driving force for self-discovery. This three years documentary and film photography project, couldn’t know a better way to be announced.
I arrived at The Darkroom in February 2018, with a film camera in hand, and the beginning of a story that was just starting to unfold, and I grew. I grew challenge after challenge during this time, thanks to the real inner exploration that The Darkroom as a community, and Mella Travers’ guidance, truly helped me navigating through. Self-discovery, self-love, and above all self-respect, for a vulnerability, that thanks to film photography and the essence of its teachings, I now feel and think of as my core source of strength and courage. I now know and most importantly, I recognise and accept myself as an artist.