Through the Boyds’s Looking-Glass-House, and What Lady Shadow Found There
Através da casa de espelhos dos Boyds e o que a Dona Sombra encontrou por lá
1. The house of Boyd family, at Bundanon Trust, a cultural institution in New South Wales. The house is currently preserved as a museum, exhibiting the artworks and personal objects of the Boyd family.
2. Living room. Photos of landscape view were installed on the all windows of the house 1st floor.
3. Living room. The photos were converted to black-in-white images and reversed (as mirror image).
4. Living room.
5. Fireplace room.
7. Library. On the bookshelf with several artworks of the Boyd family, I inserted photographs that I had taken from surrounds of the house.
8. Bookshelf detail: each photo was intentionally chosen to dialogue with the nearest artwork.
9. Bookshelf detail.
10. The photography series "Floating landscape" and "Strange objetcs" was taken at Bundannon.
Through the Boyds’s Looking-Glass-House,and What Lady Shadow Found There, 2011
installation (digital photography)
digital print on tracing paper
Work produced during the UNESCO – Aschberg Bursary Programme for Artists, at Bundanon Trust, in August, 2011.
*Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) was a Australian painter.
As a residency project, I proposed to create artworks related with the Bundanon Trust Art Collection and the property area's landscapes. The ideia for the installation came after contact with Arthur Boyd's Illustrations for the poem "The Narcissus Emblems" (1983-1984), written by the Australian poet Peter Porter (1929-2010).
The reflexion, a recurrent theme in my works, and the monochromatic landscapes of Budanon represented on Boyd's etching series inspired me to create a black-and-white installation connected with Lewis Carroll’s novel “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (1871).