Exhibit MACGlenorchy Open 2020


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Olivia Bowman
Alice, 2017
Pages of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
36 x 36cm (includes frame)
We tend to think of stories as linear – progressing one way through time and space, with expected arcs and a satisfactory conclusion. We see stories written on flat pages, in bound books, with a beginning, middle and end. We read from left to right, from top to bottom. Using modular origami, I play with stories to upend and transform these narratives  into something other – chaotic, nonsensical, partial and incomplete, yet finely organised, rhythmical and discrete. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland upended contemporary expectations of children’s literature when it was published in 1865, and meshes perfectly with the ideas I’m exploring.

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