Venture down the rabbit hole into an enchanted world, where expectations are upended and curiosity is rewarded.
A world premiere as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, the Australian Centre for Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest creation, WONDERLAND, celebrates the screen history of Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There — in an entirely original experiential exhibition.
The enduring fascination with Carroll’s stories and characters parallels the evolution of filmmaking, providing the perfect subject matter for Australia’s national film museum, ACMI, to highlight the innovations and development of visual technologies over more than a century. From the earliest optical toys to silent film, animation, puppetry, live-action cinema, video games, CGI, 3D and beyond, WONDERLAND explores how the moving image has kept Alice and her stories in the public consciousness, reinvented in contemporary contexts and mediums.
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