Stanley Kubrick is one of the most notable and critically lauded filmmakers of all-time. An exhibit dedicated to his films would be impressive and significant in and of itself. His works stand up on its own merit. However, a new exhibition to honor Kubrick at the Somerset House in London is not merely resting on the laurels of Kubrick’s filmmaking. They have also wrangled a variety of artists to contribute to the exhibition, including a couple of notable musicians.
There are sculptors and filmmakers and “multimedia experts,” but, unless you are very into the art scene, you may not recognize these names. Additionally, you may not recognize the name Thomas Bangalter, but you are probably familiar with his work, because he is one half of Daft Punk. Having Daft Punk contribute is impressive enough as is, but Jarvis Cocker, of Pulp, is also a part of this exhibition.
The artists will “provide a new or existing work inspired by Kubrick, responding to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives, or even the man himself. Together they will bring new perspectives on the cinematic master’s life and work.” The exhibit, entitled Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, runs from July 6 until August 24. If you want to know how Daft Punk or Jarvis Cocker would interpret the works of Stanley Kubrick, now you have the chance.
(Via Consequences of Sound)