Based on the Lewis Carroll novel Once Belonged is an abstract visualisation of metaphorical conflict inside the mind of Alice suspended between two worlds, the one she no longer belongs to and the one she never will. The work composes surreal richness of colour negative with the bleak and desolate locations to create an eerie and unsettling dreamscape. In this inversed story Alice tries to find her way back through the empty rooms, stairs leading to nowhere and countless doors of varying sizes in a seemingly never-ending decaying house , which symbolise emptiness of her existence . Every moment of her being becomes a paradoxical liaison between the reality of the world she was placed into and memory of deluded wonder-world she left behind, strongly linked to the insular dream state that is recognised as childhood .Once Belonged refers to authors own processes of losing identity through the experience of emigration.
Tom Beary • Caroline Brady • Camila Brandao • Devi Anna Chacon • Marta Czajkowska • Diego Fabro • Anthony Griffin • Cris Llarena • Carole McGloughlin Speer • Peter Staniszewski • Ruth Williams •