Title: Alice in Wonderland. Hotel Lisboa. 2–4 Av. de Lisboa, Macau
Puntopia is a wonderland of wealth shifting characters. While their physical shape remains the same, their level of affluence rises and falls. They have perceptions of getting more, when more often, they end up with less. Their spin through revolving glass doors, whether they are aware of it or not, is an analogy for the looking glass self.
Looking-glass individuals base their sense of self on how they believe others view them. It’s a case of Humpty Dumpty syndrome that propels the narrative on. Eggshell fragile ego’s push the characters towards the mirrored doors.
On their way in, they see their reflections and think, ‘everyone loves a winner, so I’m going to win’.
On their way out, so many hours later, many cut a more subdued presence, reflecting on what it will take to put their dumpty finances back together again.
Written by Richard Mark Dobson / The RMD Gallery
The Existential Artist. “The Vibe is the Narrative, the Narrative is the Vibe”