Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

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Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Iconic filmmaker honoured in expansive multidisciplinary exhibition led by man from UNKLE, James Lavelle...

Mo’Wax and UNKLE man James Lavelle debuted his Daydreaming with… concept in London six years ago, realising it on a gargantuan scale Hong Kong two years later; a 20,000 sq ft museum-like experience featuring artists like Li Wei, Futura, Kai and Sunny, and Robert Del Naja.

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London

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A lifelong fan of Stanley Kubrick, Lavelle is honouring the godlike filmmaker in the latest edition of Daydreaming with…, opening soon at London’s Somerset House. The exhibition brings together musical names like Thomas Bangalter and Jarvis Cocker, and big name artists like Gavin Turk and Sarah Lucas, working on a huge spread of works that celebrate icons from the Kubrick cannon: 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.

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick runs at Somerset House between 6 July and 24 August.


Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk, The Shining, 2007. Photo, Andy Keate

Marc Quinn

The Creation of History (London, 8 August 2011), 2012
© Marc Quinn studio

Philip Castle

Philip Castle © Warner Bros. Pictures

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Requiem for 114 Radios by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Photo, Toby Farrow

Charlotte Colbert

In and Out of Space © Charlotte Colbert

Paul Insect


Warner Bros

© Warner Bros. Pictures

Polly Morgan

Metanoia, 2016 © Polly Morgan

Brian Forrest

Doug Aitken, Twilight, 2014 © Brian Forrest

Mat Collishaw - Blain Southern

A Ω, 2016 © Mat Collishaw – Blain Southern