“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense” – Alice
Being born in the days of the blossoming invention of home entertainment, my babysitter was often my Nintendo and VHS/Betamax system. I was quite obsessive by nature even as a child, and needed consistent repetitive entertainment to soothe out the often chaotic imaginations in my head. There were five distinct movies in my childhood that I played over and over again until the tapes broke. They were:
- Big Trouble in Little China
- The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
- The Dark Crystal
- Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland was the type of movie that I played over and over again in one sitting. Once the movie was finished, I’d get up, rewind the tape all the way back to the beginning and watch it again. I did this for hours in a day. Looking back it was amazing what that film would do to my reality. I so desperately wanted to live somewhere else than the reality of my childhood, that I would often ‘black out’ into another world that made me feel that everything was going to be ok.