Alice in Wonderland

The character of Alice in the book of Lewis Carol inspired me to create costumes - performative objects, designed for movement. In my work, the costume becomes a tool for visualizing the mind state of the main character, which has a direct influences on her body. I show the relationships between emotions and the body. Alice reacts to situations, can adapt to the environment, or not. From a physical point of view, Alice's body is flexible, it can stretch, shrink and return to its proper size. Stretching the costume provokes the game of the human scale with space. Shows proportions or disproportions. Mentally, Alice is still between: either too small or too big for certain situations. The work is a continuation of my dialogue with Olga Kebas, who performed the costume in a dance. At first, Olga was the only performer, who played the next characters and subjected to constant attempts at "matching". The costume also helped me to visualize the separation of the sphere of the mind - the head from the physicality - of the body. The performer enters the costume by putting his head through it. It is a symbolic moment of entering a new world, a new story, a world of dreams and imagination.

Performance
14 06 2019 10:15
15 06 2019 15:00
PEG 11

Team
Costumes and Art Concept: Małgorzata Zelek
Movement: Olga Kebas
Film Editing: Grzegorz Bożek

Country/Region Poland

Artists Małgorzata Zelek

14 06 2019 10:15
Where PEG 11

15 06 2019 15:00
Where PEG 11