“An imaginary record label that produces imaginary artists.” That’s how the French photographer Vanessa Atlan describes this work. Larger than life, each group “signed” by Wonderland Stereo has its own history, albums, songs and lyrics— all invented by the artist. From Betty in Jail, an all-female band from backwater Tulsa, Oklahoma, to The Zephirs, a legendary punk band from Glasgow with evocative song titles (“Don’t Call Me Stupid”), each story is like a “rock dream” with each fictional detail corresponding to an autobiographical detail from the Atlan’s life and her own vision of America, where she has lived since 2009.
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