Alice in Wonderland is one of those eternally evergreen tales. Something timeless that will amaze children far into the future, as its done for countless generations.
It’s so ingrained in our minds that countless people have done their best to bring the world to other mediums. From comics, to movies to games, all of them have offered their own unique take.
None though have gone to the lengths this exhibition does. This is one of the few times that the world been brought to life, while also offering unique insights to previous adaptations and inspirations.
Simply titled Wonderland, the exhibition is the brainchild of Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI). Singapore’s ArtScience Museum is the first stop in its international tour.
Here’s what the people behind it are saying about the experience.
“Wonderland is an exhibition that has to be experienced to be believed. It is every bit as fantastical as the original texts by Lewis Carroll, which have enthralled and inspired generations of readers since they first published over 150 years ago. Visitors will truly step into Alice’s imaginary landscape, meeting the fantastical talking creatures made famous in the much-loved stories, and exploring her world in creative and immersive rooms, that reward curiosity. There are secret doorways to find, mysterious drawers to rummage through, winding corridors to navigate, unusual props to climb inside, and incredible digital experiences which allow visitors to see the story of Alice come to life. In Wonderland, reality is suspended. The more curious you are, the more you’ll discover,” said Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum.
“This ACMI-created exhibition showcases the moving image adaptations of Carroll’s seminal works celebrating the evolution of filmmaking, from the earliest optical toys through to new technologies. With Wonderland, ACMI’s interactive exhibition enables audiences to explore the magic of film craft and its power to embed stories in our imaginations for generations. We are so thrilled to see the exhibition brought to life at ArtScience Museum,” said ACMI CEO and Director, Katrina Sedgwick.
Sounds like a great time, yeah?
From April 13 to September 22, fans of Carroll’s world can immerse themselves in Wonderland, brought to life in fantastical detail. Combining a host of different techniques to recreate the whimsical nature of Wonderland, visitors will get to experience (and visit) a load of familiar locales.
Here’s how much the tickets for the event will cost when it opens next month.
We definitely will be booking a trip through the looking glass and will be doing an event coverage of the exhibition, so make sure to watch out for that!
Till then, we suggest watching Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, over and over again to get in the mood. You might also try the exhibition’s official website to read up on what you can expect!