'THE AWAKENING' (2012)

PARLOUR JARDIN SHOW- (BY PARLOUR COLLECTIVE)                                                                                        HOSTED AT THE OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN

 
 

Set in the Arid House (Cactus room) of the Oxford Botanic Garden (where Lewis Carroll wrote his fairy-tale, Alice in Wonderland)  I created a performance installation inspired by the moment the character ‘Alice’ looked through the door into the garden, an infamous moment in literature emphasizing one’s transition and journey from childhood to adulthood.

Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s ‘The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth, Myself, Diego and Senor Xolotl’ and Giorgio de Chircho’s figurative forlorn landscapes, I set up a modern yet nostalgic backdrop in the greenhouse where the audience could view me wondering the space through film filters. The filters gave the audience the choice to choose the tone and perspective in which they view this moment referencing our modern popular culture times of being able to recycle narratives in various visual set ups.