‘Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick’ – UNKLE’s James Lavelle Takes Us Inside The New Exhibition

A new exhibition, ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’, opens July 6 – August 24 at Somerset House, London. Curated by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle, the show features a host of contemporary artists, filmmakers and musicians showcasing works inspired by the iconic director of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘The Shining’. James – who will be performing with UNKLE on July 27 as part of Summer Series at Somerset House – guides us through the best bits of the exhibition here. You can also vote for your favourite Kubrick film to be shown as part of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on August 11 at somersethouse.org.uk. Over to you, James…


The Creation Of History by Marc Quinn
“Kubrick’s made some of the most important anti-war films of our time – ‘Paths of Glory’, ‘Dr Strangelove’ – and Marc’s work is a modern-day statement on violence and this imagery has the power to shape and define conflicts.”


In And Out Of Space by Charlotte Colbert
“Charlotte has an unique perspective to Kubrick, which I utterly love. This photograph beautifully plays with sexuality, but also has quite an austere coldness to it. It’s an approach like no other in the exhibition.”


Requiem for 114 Radios by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
“I was mesmerised by ‘20,000 Days On Earth’ [Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film about Nick Cave]. I felt it was important to have contemporary filmmakers in the mix, but the fact that they have brought music to the fore of their piece too, blew me away. They are such a collaborative duo and Kubrick also recognised the importance of such creative partnerships. The work looks like a set from one of his films and I could also imagine his own working space being much the same as this.”



The Grady Twins by Nathan Coley
“Nathan was the very first person involved. Nathan has supported me for a number of years with my artistic ventures and he gave me the confidence to believe in this exhibition. It wouldn’t have happened without him and he is one of the most important artists we have in the UK.”