Stanley Kubrick's auterism and attention to detail are legendary. A voracious absorber and synthesiser of all forms of information, Kubrick involved himself in all aspects of his films, from initial research through to publicity.
A distinctive feature of Kubrick's unique visual style was the development of filmic spaces that are imaginative and fantastic, yet also absorbing and 'believable' in their completeness of vision. Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives explores pivotal spaces from three of the director's films: the Discovery spaceship from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968; The Overlook Hotel from The Shining, 1980; and Hué City from Full Metal Jacket, 1987. All three filmic spaces are, in their own ways, disorienting expereinces that draw attention to humans' relationships with their environment, and the interplay between perception and place.
Through original documents and photographs on loan from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the London College of Communication, UAL, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the extensive research, innovative techniques, meticulous designs and idiosyncratic camerawork that Kubrick and his team used to make these spaces come alive on screen and seize the imaginations of generations of viewers.
Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives is curated by Marianne Templeton. The exhibition coincides with a new publication by the same name, edited by Tatjana Ljujić, Peter Krämer and Richard Daniels and designed by Sylvia Ugga, featuring essays on Kubrick inspired by archival research.