The Wonderland project was inspired by the Recoverist Manifesto.
Especially the idea that people in recovery from substance misuse have the right to feel and be felt by other feeling people. This lies at the heart of the Wonderland project. The artist chosen to lead the workshops, Cristina Nunez asks participants to feel their feelings in front of the camera:
“I give them the necessary directions so that their attention is drawn to their inner life and emotions, which I consider the raw material for art. Then I leave them alone to work. Everyone, as they release the shutter, expresses an innate determination to affirm their existence, their awareness, even if unconscious, that they are making art” (Nunez 2009)