Showing posts with label DECK REVIEW Alice In Wonderland and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DECK REVIEW Alice In Wonderland and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.. Show all posts

Friday, 14 June 2013

The Alice in Wonderland Tarot!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

I just have to say something about this! There are a few Alice in Wonderland decks out there, of sorts, not always terribly Alice-in-Wonderlandish, it has to be said - until this landed on my Facebook. I've always loved Alice in Wonderland and if ever I was going to be tempted to buy an Alice in Wonderland deck it has to be this one. 

Have a look at this: it's artwork such as you may never have seen before. Go to the Alice Facebook page for a peep at the cards. They will be published in a limited run later this year and you can sign up for the newsletter. Click on the links below,
My Alice in Wonderland book

Alice Tarot photos




Believe it or not, there's a philosopher who made a great deal of Lewis Carroll's Alice. His name is Gille Deleuze (1925-1995) and the book is The Logic of Sense (Columbia University Press, 1990). Deleuze argues, amongst much else, that Alice in Wonderland takes apart our distinction between surface and depth. Everything happens at the surface and everything is constantly in the process of becoming other - think of that baby which, when Alice looks again, has become a piglet. Or was it always a piglet? (Incidentally it was no accident that Carroll picked a male baby to be/become a pig: he disliked male pretensions of depth).