On a light and sunny evening, in what’s been a drab and wet English summer so far, Camron was lucky enough to attend the press preview of Somerset House’s new blockbuster exhibition, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick. The first installation came outside of the exhibition on Somerset House’s roof terrace where an oversized director’s chair with Kubrick’s name stands. This introductory piece gives the viewer a feel for what the exhibition has in store and perhaps an insight in to the man himself; imperial, striking and grandiose.
After some nibbles and a beverage or two, the overall ambience of excitement had been ratcheted up a few notches. Hosted in the West Wing and sponsored by Canon, Daydreaming with Kubrick was curated by DJ and artist James Lavelle. Kubrick transcended filmmaking and pioneered many new techniques therefore each piece is dedicated to showcase the transformative experience he caused in individuals and/or a tribute to the man himself.
The exhibition is an immersive one, with smell, sight and sound all being engaged. The list of collaborators boasts an impressive set of individuals from various fields. To cherry-pick a few, the list includes Joanna Lumley, Cate Blanchett, Haroon Mirza & Anish Kappor, Thomas Banglater from Daft Punk and Stewart Haygarth. All the pieces are thoroughly engaging and this exhibition is an absolute must-see for Kubrick buffs and film lovers. It is by far one of the best exhibitions of the summer season that I’ve seen. #DreamKubrick
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