The Nameless Dread is a pychoanalytical term firstly introduced by Wilfred Bion, in an attempt to visually approach the dreadful feeling of emptiness and non-understandable anxiety, through a fictional and intellectual prism.
While everyone remembers their childhood fears, it is not easy to understand this nameless dread that follows us in adulthood. By seeing the human mind as a cave swarming with odd beings, symbols and strange objects, most of them unconscious and unilluminated, photographs are used as a visual representation of the journey into the unknowable parts of consciousness and as projections of all the negative feelings I might have not been able to conceptualize as a child.
The Nameless Dread is the entry into the cave, an imaginary re-entry into the womb of the mother, a place where thoughts go when they are forgottenless Dread.
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