with Stanley Kubrick
A lifelong fan of Stanley Kubrick, James Lavelle is honouring the godlike filmmaker in Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at London’s Somerset House. The exhibition brings together musical names like Thomas Bangalter and Jarvis Cocker, and big name artists like Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas or Doug Aitken working on a huge spread of works that celebrate icons from the Kubrick oevre: A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and more from a revered career that spanned over 40 years.
Curated by James Putnam and James Lavelle, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick (in partnership with Canon) sees the aforementioned Pulp man join Beth Orton and 12 other singer-songwriters broadcast over 114 vintage radios in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s installation Requiem for 114 Radios;
American artist Doug Aitken looking to Dr Strangelove for inspiration; Scot Nathan Coley paying tribute to the infamous Grady twins; and The Clash guitarist Mick Jones and Lavelle collaborating on new music to soundtrack a phallic Sarah Lucas sculpture. To name but a few planned pieces in an exhaustive coming together of creative minds. The BFI will re-release the director’s 1975 period drama Barry Lyndon at cinemas across the UK on 29 July to coincide with the exhibition.
6 July – 24 August 2016
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.00)
Late night Wednesdays & Thursdays on 20, 21, 27 & 28 July until 21.00 (last admission 20.00) West Wing Galleries, West Wing
Somerset House / London / WC2R 1LA