Cult of the Month: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

at Somerset House

Such an impressive list of artists and collaborations for a great homage to Stanley Kubrick

It reminds me of immersive theatre venues, although Somerset House is not such an innovative venue, and it’s just probably a long corridor.  Each work of art is interesting in a different way, but here are the most impressive.

Toby Dye “The corridor”. A short film told in each of the walls, each telling a part of it.  Beautifully filmed.  The music finishes off the magical aura.
Pink Twins “Overlook”.  It’s like colors bathing a story.

Doug Aitken “Twilight”.  The mirrored room gives the payphone sculpture such a sense of loneliness, of isolation.  So Kubrick.

Lavelle, Isaacs, Glasser “Full of Hope and Full of Fear”. I don’t know if the teddies are meant to be loving, but they are certainly scary.  The room gives you a sense of an uneasiness for the future

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones “End Credits”. Stunning.  My favourite without doubts.  Would love to have it at home and submerge in it every night.

Haroon Mirza and Anish Kapoor “Bit Bang Mirror”  Love these artists’ installations.  Love Lisson Gallery too.  I love my senses stimulated.

 

Cult of the Month: new Tate Modern building

New Tate Modern building

  Having gone to visit the new Tate Modern building after the Opening Weekend, I regret to have missed the special events.

   The building is astounding, though art exposed is not that impressive, not even the tree sculpture by Ai Wei Wei.  A mix of new  and previously exposed pieces.  The fascination relates more to the still empty space.

    Massive rooms that I so wanted to belong to me, amazing for rehearsals and working live studios.  Will expect the Tate warehouses to empty in the coming weeks and have expectations for what the curators will come up in the new areas.

     The restaurant will undoubtedly be very popular, specially on Friday evenings. With excellent views and light bathing the space, furnished in a very Swedish style.