Time Lapse in Beijing

2010-2011

The series Time Lapse In Beijing describes a lapse in time. The series illustrates the possibilities of what would happen should three important historical periods occur at the same time. The periods consist of Imperial China, the Cultural Revolution Era and post-Olympic modern China. Characters from these eras meet and cause a comical generation/cultural clash at the Forbidden City and Summer Palace of Beijing.

The panoramas are greatly inspired by artifacts and paintings from the Qing Dynasty. Alice came across these items at the Royal Academy of Arts while she was living in London. The series is an outcome of Alice’s fascination with these particular Chinese paintings that convey rich stories and are vast in detail.