Summer Of Stan: Kubrick Exhibition Coming To London

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Summer Of Stan: Kubrick Exhibition Coming To London
Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The elliptical cinematic world of Stanley Kubrick is to be examined in a new exhibition at Somerset House curated by James Lavelle, the man behind the UNKLE and Mo'Wax musical projects.

The show, called Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, will include contributions from artists, musicians and filmmakers including: Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Joseph Kosuth, Doug Aitken, Michael Nyman, Mat Collishaw, Peter Kennard, Charlotte Colbert, Polly Morgan, Rachel Howard, Nancy Fouts, Nathan Coley  and Philip Castle. They've been asked to respond to scenes and themes from Kubrick's work and the archives.

The most interesting sounding piece on show is by Doug Foster who plans to flood a small tunnel with light to replicate the trippy Stargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. So grab a bag of shrooms and enjoy.

Sarah Lucas will contribute a phallus-like sculpture called Priapus in homage to the murder weapon from A Clockwork Orange.

The exhibition will also coincide with the re-release of the director’s 1975 candlelit masterpiece Barry Lyndon by the BFI. The painterly period drama is based on a novel by Thackeray about an 18th century Irish rogue who is played by Ryan O'Neal. The film won four Oscars and regularly finds itself on lists of the top movies ever made.

Barry Lyndon is re-released by the BFI in cinemas across the country from 29 July.
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick is on show at Somerset House from 30 June-29 August.

Last Updated 12 April 2016