Aimée Preston

Aphant: Imagination on a Spectrum

I was eighteen when I discovered that people could visualise things within their mind’s eye. ‘Aphant’ is an exploration into the condition of ‘aphantasia’, a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind’s eye and cannot voluntarily visualise. My project explores how a lack of mental imagery affects one’s creative process and challenges the idea that one’s imagination must have a visual element.