Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

26 Nov 2015

Kendall Jenner in (“wonder-dot-land”) in This Season's Fantastic Looks

photographed by MERT MARCUS PIGGOTT

"The pyrotechnics of Lewis Carroll’s imagination thrive on the London stage in, a new, hypermodernized tale of Alice and her follies. Kendall Jenner—with some fantastical friends—trips down the rabbit hole in the season’s splendors."

found at VOGUE

 Are Your Dreams at Night 3 Sizes Too Big?
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Falling Up
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Flight of Fancy
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Small World
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Smoke & Mirrors
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Hare Raising
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

Layers of Intrigue
photographed by Mert Marcus Piggott 

"As the twentieth century progressed, the concept of illustration underwent profound transformations, in dialogue with the radical changes happening in the visual arts. Artists broke down the barriers between the outside world and the experiences of the mind, questioning the idea of a mimetic approach to illustration. The transformations in the universe of the arts and counterculture were re-creating Alice’s experiences in the mêlée of her dream world and wonderland. At the end of that century, Alice’s looking-glass shattered into a million pieces, spreading within the collective imagination new meta-Alices in a nonsensical, magical hourglass of alicinations. 

 The artists and illustrators were driven to discover or invent new relationships between text and pictures. The identity of the subject was subverted by the allure of the unknown and inexplicable. Rather than repeat, illustrators started to provoke and transgress. They questioned the classic idea that art should imitate or interpret an exterior reality. They also began to seek out subversion, paradox, and experimentation. The present time is filled with otherness and difference. Intertextual readings, metalanguage, multiple assemblies, nonlinear narratives. Abracadabra!"

Fragment from The hunting of Alice in 7 fits  by Adriana Peliano

22 Nov 2015

Then She Fell: Adventures in a Sinister Wonderland

Photo: Chad Heird and Darial Sneed

 Marissa Nielsen-Pincus as Alice and Alberto Denis as Lewis Carroll at Greenpoint Hospital.

"Then She Fell is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members per performance explore a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists." 

Photo: Chad Heird and Darial Sneed

Post image for Off-Broadway Theater Review: THEN SHE FELL (Third Rail Projects at St. Johns in Brooklyn)

‘Then She Fell’ Is Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Life and Work By Siobhan Burke. 
The New York Times. 


21 Nov 2015

The Alice Project - Alice in permanent flux and simultaneity

"An original creation directed by Marianne Weems, The Alice Project was adapted from Alice Through the Looking Glass by a team of graduate playwrights at Carnegie Mellon University. The four month tech process allowed the designers to experiment and test ideas in the performance space with every element of design present. 

My challenge was to create a powerful media server system that could not only deliver content during performances, but would also be flexible enough to allow the designers to play and create. The system was created with 6 Mac Pro towers networked together and running MAX/MSP, 3 analog video switchers, a 20x20 matrix switcher, 9 cameras placed throughout the set, 6 projectors, and an iPad. The end result allowed design changes to be implemented quickly and effectively, making experimentation and integration between the various design departments possible. 

Director: Marianne Weems"



British artist Paul Skellett steps into Sir John Tenniel’s shoes to complete 
the illustration of Alice In Wonderland.

"Although many artists have been inspired over the decades to create their own take on the story it is widely acknowledged that the ultimate representation of Lewis Carroll’s imagination came to life through the original illustrations, realised by Tenniel; however there have been many experts and fans of the original release who have pointed to areas that were never illustrated… 

 To bring a new version of the original tale to life needed a very special approach. Working alongside leading Alice collector and expert, Dr. Selwyn Goodacre, former Lewis Carroll Society chairman, Mark Richards, and with the assistance of three libraries, between London and New York, Skellett has taken the lead in realising this updated set of illustrations for Alice In Wonderland. 

 His ongoing works are initially set to be unveiled at the end of 2015, with an anticipated publication of a book in 2016. The new edition will feature forewords by Dr. Goodacre and Mark Richards, with Goodacre further contributing his considered version of the original text. The exhibition shows these new illustrations, restored and remastered originals, plus a new take on Alice by the artist." 

  Found at The Proud Archivist

20 Nov 2015

Enigmagic Time Machine! Olga Struk and Graphic 45

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Altered Art Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk
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" `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'
`Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'
`Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he'd do almost anything you liked with the clock."
Alice in Wonderland