Virtual reality, films & talks
24 — 30 December 1992
To accompany Alice, the Virtual Reality Play – a surrealist interpretation of the Wonderland theme by the French DVgroup – Eye Filmmuseum will screen eight films focusing on the interplay between fantasy and reality.
Little Alice, the unforgettable creation of British author and photographer Lewis Carroll, will be strolling through Eye this month.
Alice, The Virtual Reality Play
Alice, The Virtual Reality Play includes surrealist creatures straight out of Lewis Carroll’s celebrated tale, such as the White Rabbit, Humpty Dumpty and an enormous caterpillar, who all appear large as life and interact with you. Every day two British actors, Robin Berry and Josh Jefferies, will perform especially for you in this virtual play. Attendance is limited to one person every half hour.
Film programme Through the Looking Glass
The Alice in Wonderland theme is explored from various angles in Eye’s film theatres. The film programme Through the Looking Glass includes both early and recent Alice film adaptations as well as work by filmmakers who were inspired by the idea of displacement, time paradoxes and encounters with fantastic creatures.
The programme includes the very first Alice in Wonderland film adaptation dating from 1903, next to the well-known Disney animation of 1951 as well as Tim Burton’s 3D reinterpretation of the Disney film, made in 2010 … on behalf of the same Disney company.
The programme also includes films by directors who were directly or indirectly inspired by the story of a little girl that crawls into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a world where animals can speak and a riddle best remains a riddle.
Talking with fantasy creatures and being able to move in an alien world without any effort: Terry Gilliam, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, and David Lynch all found Carroll’s ‘fall into the rabbit hole’ irresistible as well.
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