Sediment (2015) is a project that explores the secret places where thought lives. With a series of photographs made in Belgium during the last year, plus a re-interpreted personal archive, Ana Lucia Negri searches for a mystic universe. She uses the magical qualities of photography of revealing the unseen, evoking the past, the unconscious, and mixing the real with the fictional.
Inspired on the limbo of wakefulness-sleep and life-death, she searches for traces of the yet unseen. At night I close my eyes and get a waterfall of impressions with no logic, but that at the same time makes perfect sense in that dark place. She points to a universe made of an own imagery, where there is no distinction between the real and the imagined, where reason and magic are allowed to mingle in a natural and suggestive way.
The images try to challenge vision and to evoke a silent uncertain place where nothing and everything happens. In the photographs, the protagonists are the objects that surround the humans, while the latter remain shut. The images show uninhabited places that suggest some sort of divine demonstration; a clue, a trace or a lead.
Ana Lucia Negri was born in Lima, Peru.
Graduated from an Audio-visual Media BA at the Universidad Católica del Perú, she has worked with Photography ever since. With a major interest in psychology and human mind, she portrays desolated spaces that can both exist in reality or in a mental space. Working with the unlikeness of her surrounding cultures, she confronts the distance/closeness of people’s functioning. She puts environment under a magnifying glass and creates a glance that can make us drive within an imaginary universe.