"The Real Thing" curated by Antonia Alampi and Jason Waite
One work leapt out within this contemporary take on an old adage – all’s the world’s a stage. The Finnish artist Pilvi Takala’s video “Real Snow White” captures her attempts to enter Euro Disney impeccably dressed as the cartoon heroine. Barred from the park incase she’s mistaken for the “real character working here,” she poses obligingly with families for photos before being forced to change her clothes in a bathroom. It’s a brilliant stunt with big things to say not just about corporate structures or how Disney closely polices its fantasies, but the regulation of other borders that strangely dressed foreigners are prohibited from crossing.