With Carrese's phantasiology we are educated to see things behind things and
to read signs, letters and surprising alphabets in the shape of the world.
M.E.M.O.RI. - Matera European Capital of Culture 2019
Fantasiology is an ongoing study, a research that deals mainly
with three faculties (imagination, imagery and creativity) and their
scientific, humanistic, playful and artistic relationships.
Massimo Gerardo Carrese is a FANTASIOLOGIST and since 2006 he professionally deals with FANTASIOLOGY*. Over time he has given to FANTASIOLOGY an unprecedented methodological guise so that it could become an investigation tool to verify the complexities of thinking in relation to IMAGINATION, IMAGERY and CREATIVITY. Specifically, he identified the following key words to structure the interdisciplinary field of fantasiology: perception, association, imagination, fantasy, reverie, creativity, reality, deepened in his writings and meetings.
For Massimo Gerardo Carrese, fantasiology is the critical and analytical study of the scientific, humanistic, ludic and artistic aspects of imagination (the possible), imagery (mental images) and creativity (technique and originality). Imagination-imagery-creativity are the three essential words of fantasiology but to fully understand them it is necessary to study perception, association, daydream, reality.
Since 2006 he has been presenting his studies and research on fantasiology throughout Italy (also abroad, especially with his publications). He has written numerous works on the subject and presented various university, school and social meetings.
Since 2017 he has been the creator and organizer of the FANTASIOLOGICAL FESTIVAL, with guests of national and international importance.There is a PRESS REVIEW on fantasiology (since 2006).
Massimo Gerardo Carrese in the "Plastic War" documentary, 22 July 2021 RAI 2, produced by RAI Documentari. With the photographer Giovanni Izzo
Massimo Gerardo Carrese - Phantasiology Festival (2017)
WHAT IS FANTASIOLOGY?
What is phantasiology? VIDEO youtube (ITA/ENG)
Festival Fantasiologico 2018 (with Furio Honsell) - Phantasiology Festival
Festival Fantasiologico 2018 (with Cinzia Crisci della Libreria "Che Storia" di Caserta) - Phantasiology Festival
Meeting/workshop on phantasiology (2015)
Training courses on phantasiology 2016
Training courses on phantasiology 2017