Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
So Jo and I headed for Somerset House today to check out the Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick exhibition. As a massive Kubrick fan, it was kind of selfish on my part as Jo actually hasn’t seen that many of his films. Don’t care. It was a-fucking-mazing.
Curated by James Lavelle (of UNKLE fame, music fans), rather than being props, sketches and other film-making paraphernalia, Lavelle tasked a whole bunch of artists to create an individual work inspired by Kubrick. These take the shape of films, sculptures, sound designs, installations, sensory explorations, the inspirations of which aren’t always obvious – some clearly paying homage to a particular film, others exploring themes or techniques Kubrick perfected over his filmmaking career. It’s a barrage to the senses as you move from room to room – which is exactly how it should be.
Rather than blather on about it more here, just go and spend the £12.50 and explore what is one of the most exciting exhibitions I’ve been to in a long time.