Alice in process…

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

31 Jan 2012

Coming Soon:Mabel Odessey Alice Exhibition

whoami copie
Mabel Odessey


"I am creating a site specific Alice installation of pinhole photographs and sound at the Château de Lacaze, Lacaze 81330 Tarn France. May 6-May 30th 2012. The photographs are made from marionettes made in the 1940s based on Tenniel illustrations. the installation will use different parts of the château to consider different aspects of the the Alice books. Visitors will descend (like Alice through the rabbit hole) into a cave like area where the photographs will pose questions of identity and reality. Visitors will then climb up to the mezzanine areas and consider the philosophical,and nonsense aspects of the books, another passageway will lead to the domain of the Queen of hearts and Carroll's satirical look at victorian society."


Mabel Odessey

whoami copie
Mabel Odessey

This picture reminds me a short text I wrote:

"And if Alice were not in the dress, but in its folds? If she were not in the blue material, but in the shadow and the light of a multicolor prism? If she were not in the hair, but in the rumors of its movement? Not in the apron, but in the traces of an intimate encounter? Not in the shoes, but in the steps into the unknown and the uncertainty about which path to take? Not in the pictures, but in the conversations? Not in the conversations, but in the question marks? Not in the words, but in the pauses that breathe between them? Not in the behavior, but in the beating of the heart? Not in a face, but in a dream? Not in a being, but in the becoming?"

An article by Odessey and pictures from the installation will be featured in the Spring 2012 Knight Letter number 88, available to LCSNA members.



No comments:

Post a Comment