Down a rabbit hole
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The visible world is no longer a reality and the unseen world no longer a dream.
Down a Rabbit Hole constructs spaces of transition between what is real and what is imaginary. This photographic world inhabits no specific time or place. These photographs are eerie introspective dreamscapes, inspired by fairytales and cinema, presented as staged tableaux.
This body of work explores the imaginary and artifice in photography as a borderland between inner and outer realities, and the ‘theatre of the mind’ as a place of personal escape. It is as much about the contemporary construction of images as it is about the need for escapism and belief in the fantastical and beautifully weird.
As parts of a personal refuge these photographs contain elements of both the familiar and the unknown through fragments of fairytales and dreams reflecting an internal world. They have no real beginning and no definite end. They sit in the transitional space between here and there as a place for imagination, possibilities, and freedom from restrictions of reality.
- Dida Sundet, October, 2008