„The Origin“ is a two-parted project done by the artists Alice Wonder, Clara Mercedes Schaaf and Berit Frøysland.
Each of those artists uses their own medium and their artwork to analyze and explore the question about their inner self.
Where do we come from? What is our origin? Where are our roots? Who are we when we are born without any external and social influences? Without our freedom being cut by making us fit in a stigmatized and universal world? How diverse is our change and transformation by trying to fit in and how would it be if we were able to live out and embrace our spirit to the fullest?
The first part is the story between the dancer Berit Frøysland and the photographer Alice Wonder both expressing their freedom individually in a co-dependency.
The second part is the correlation between Alice Wonder and Clara Mercedes Schaaf. With her work Clara acts as a second layer. She interferes with the symbiosis of Berit and Alice and creates a new one.
Being the last medium, Clara‘s linocuts are a restriction to the others but at the same time the artists form a new bonding and their work merges together.
So who are we and who could we be in life without any form of borders? And does individual freedom automatically set boundaries towards others?
creative direction: Alice Wonder & Clara Mercedes Schaaf
linocut: Clara Mercedes Schaaf
photography: Alice Wonder
dancer & model: Berit Frøysland
designer: Antonella Mirco
hum: Astrid Mogren