Alice in process…

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

9 Sep 2020

Through the Looking Glass by ABELARDO MORELL

 
Abelardo Morell, 2020

 

After his exquisite work illustrating Alice in Wonderland, Abelardo Morell travels trough Alice through the Looking Glass in a game of lenses, mirrors and the classic illustrations by John Tenniel.


"Through the Looking Glass revolves around Alice stepping into a mirror, on the other side of which there is a topsy-turvy, unfamiliar and illogical world. What she encounters there seemed to me to have parallels to new realities in our present moment. Notably, however, in both her trips to Wonderland, Alice is resilient. She confronts the many disturbing things she encounters with determination and, in the end, she manages to adapt to her new situation. Alice’s rolling with the punches supplied me with an instructive guide to living in turbulent times. Brave Alice learns to deal with the irrational without ignoring it.  She makes her own sense out of nonsense.

To make my pictures, I have depended on and quoted from Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations generously. His drawings of both Alice books remain what I think are the best visual translations of what Carroll described in words.

For many images, I’ve created wallpaper, taking liberties and using parts of Tenniel’s drawings to piece together my own designs that I used as backgrounds in sets for my pictures."

Abelardo Morell

 know the whole project HERE

 

                                                                              Abelardo Morell, 2020


 
    Abelardo Morell, 2020
 
Abelardo Morell, 2020
 

Abelardo Morell, 2020

 

The Looking Glass games by Aberlardo Morell are an enigmagic alicescope of lens and mirrors, reflections and refractions. Tenniel's pictures are also surfaces that the artist plays, multiplies, fragments, distorts, inverts, create patterns, liquefies, opens a field of impossibles and inversions. The Looking Glass itself performs as light, as shadow, as a portal.

The iconic red book inside Morell's  book becomes an image where the reflection of the grass can be also the other side of a magical hole crossing the whole book. The book had already been the main protagonist in Morell's curiouserist Wonderland sets also including a rabbit hole. 

Here the round mirror is rotated to become the egg of light which becomes a shadow promising the fall of Humpty Dumpty which happens in a reflection among dismantling fragments that disrupts a surface into shards of mirrors. It is all a great puzzle of boards in a world of corkscrew paths and dizzy spaces ruled by alicinations and alicedelic geometries.

 

Abelardo Morell. Alice in Wonderland

thanks to LCSNA blog.

6 Aug 2020

Alice journey by Magoz Studio


The New York Public Library Agency: Mother NY Aug, 2018

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"Num golpe de máquina o espelho mutante de Alice viaja através de tempos loucos e sonhos quânticos em uma inesgotável “sede do infimito”. Sua experimentação exige constante movimento, um amor pelo estranho e indomesticável, libertando armadilhas do conhecido. Alikezan! Alices extrapolam saberes cômodos e estagnados e vão viver novas aventuras desafiando fontes de desejos e desfiando teias e constelações em feixes de fabulações. CURIOUSER and curiouser! Estou me esticando agora como o maior telescópio jamais visto. Adeus pés!" Alicis Especularis, Adriana Peliano

27 Jul 2020

Alice, Curiouser and Curiouser: Catalog of the following V&A exhibition in London



"Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children?

 This book explores the global impact of Alice in Wonderland across art, design and performance from the nineteenth century to today. It shows how Alice has been re-imagined and reinterpreted by each new generation: from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton's latest interpretation.

This beautiful, playful publication also includes specially commissioned interactive illustrations by award-winning artist Kristjana S. Williams, as well as quotes from an array of cultural creators from Stephen Fry to Tim Walker, Ralph Steadman to Little Simz about the profound influence of Alice on their work."



25 Jul 2020

Mad tea party Disney Attraction

Alice's adventures by Sarajane Ferris

"For Alice's a peculiar creature, that won't 
Be caught in a commonplace way. 
Do all that you know, and try all that you don't: 
Not a chance must be wasted to-day! 

 (adapted from "The Hunting of the Snark", by Lewis Carroll)


Sarajane Ferris


Sarajane Ferris 



Sarajane Ferris