"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
“Always in search of curious objects, broken toys, bits of things and traces of stories, Adriana Peliano stitches together monsters, desires and fairy tales. Her collages and assemblages are magical and multiple inventories, where logic is reinvented with new meanings and narratives, creating language games and dream labyrinths. Everything is transformed to tell new stories that dislocate our way of seeing, inviting the marvellous to visit our world.”
“Sempre em busca de objetos curiosos, restos de brinquedos, cacos de coisas e rastros de estórias, Adriana Peliano costura monstros, desejos e contos de fadas. Suas colagens e assemblagens são inventários mágicos e múltiplos, onde a lógica do cotidiano é reinventada em novos sentidos e narrativas, criando jogos de linguagem e labirintos de sonhos. Tudo se transforma para contar novas estórias, abrindo portas para o maravilhoso.”