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ALICE'S CIRCUIT

YEAR /

2018


 

PLACE /

OLD CANTEEN, NID, AHMEDABAD

 

 

TEAM /

AIJIN SHAJI, NOORA YASMIN

 

 

GUIDE /

ARPITA BHATTACHARJEE

MODEL MAKING + SPATIAL NARRATIVE

Circuit is a visualization model for a spatial experience based on an excerpt from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carrol in a space at NID. 

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" Who are you? "

not myself

confusing

different sizes

irritated

queer

" Who are you? "

wait

changed ?

changed several times

The chapter is a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar that keeps coming back to the same question of Alice’s identity. She is lost and confused about her identity due to her constantly changing size. 

CONCEPT //

 

 

The space is Alice's emotions and the viewer is experiencing the conversation. There is a flow from curiosity to confusion , from contradiction experienced through changes in the scale of the surrounding.  The space, ie the conversation is in a kind of loop where the viewer keeps coming back to the beginning of the conversation and leaves, somewhat confused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NARRATIVE //

The concept is translated into space through repetitive experiences in different rooms that intrigues but also confuses the audience due to the repetition and change in scale of the rooms. 

 

 

 

 

 

JOURNEY //

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ENTRY THRESHOLD

The beginning of the conversation.

There are 3 paths you could choose, but whichever you choose, you end up in this beginning to yet try another path.

 

 

 

 

 

MUSH- ROOM

Low clearance rooms with the roof as an abstraction of mushrooms. There are 3 such rooms of different clearance and size, two of which have a hole looking into each other.

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Scale and confusion.

The roof and ceiling are mirrors, with three illuminated pillars. The viewers feel like they are in a long tunnel, feel small and sees their own reflections reducing in size.

There are 3 mirror rooms, each different in size and scale.

 

 

 

 

 

Scale and confusion.

The roof and ceiling are mirrors, with three illuminated pillars. The viewers feel like they are in a long tunnel, feel small and sees their own reflections reducing in size.

There are 3 mirror rooms, each different in size and scale.

 

 

 

 

 

MIRROR ROOMS

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THE WAIT

The third path from the entry leads down on a ramp to an elliptical room with high clearance and a seating area. A skylight that creates a play of brilliance through a pattern of leaves, making you feel like you’re under a tree. 

 

 

 

 

 

Grid

BTS//

moodboard