Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick

August 11, 2016
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
DAYDREAMING WITH...STANLEY KUBRICK AT SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON

Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Once upon a lifetime ago, I had a knack of finding myself in unhealthy relationships of codependency in which I played the role of financial benefactor slash sugar mommy (irregardless of the fact that I may have been the younger of the couple) to apathetic others whose sole interest in me were my open hands and my deep pockets. One such ex was a resolutely middle-class champagne socialist who would, on an almost-everyday basis, lecture me on the evils of capitalism and gentrification while quaffing my champagne in my newly-bought flat before strutting back to his Hackney townhouse paid for by a system he felt was his personal privilege to abuse as he was an 'artistic genius' for whom a job was beneath him. After we parted ways he lost the privileges of both mine and the government's benefits scheme. I imagine the readjustment came as a shock, as implied by numerous attempts to woo his way back on the gravy train since his lifestyle change. The moral of the story is: Don't bite the hand that feeds you 24 karat gold leaved-biscuits, because chances are you're not quite the Golden Boy you think you are...

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Daydreaming with... 
STANLEY KUBRICK
SOMERSET HOUSE TIL 24 AUGUST 2016
#DREAMKUBRICK


The late Stanley Kubrick, on the other hand, had the genius, the vision, and the hard graft to resist the Hollywood machine. Kubrick delivered audacious, controversial, and groundbreaking films, leaving a legacy of innovation and great beauty. The storytelling and styling of Lolita and Clockwork Orange made an impact on me when I was a fledgling film enthusiast. Though I'm not as devoted a fan as Sadie (left), who brought me to the DAYDREAMING WITH...STANLEY KUBRICK exhibition at Somerset House, a tribute to the great director with works inspired by his legacy.

Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
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"Inspired by the desire to marry music & the visual arts, 'Daydreaming With...' is an art exhibition series which aims to create a unique & multi-sensory experience, unprecedented by museum exhibitions or music festivals."

The exhibition is as multifaceted as Kubrick's films are elaborate in its complexity, with a diverse showing of painting and photography to moving image and installations. There are both subtle and instantly-recognisable references to the late director's work, with the latter attracting more attention especially the oversized, cod-piece wearing teddy bear by James Lavelle & John Isaacs, featuring Azzi Glasserin. Other works, while less obvious, subjected the viewer to the similar uneasy captivating quality - Haroon Mirza and Anish Kapoor's installation BIT BANG MIRROR is a migraine-inducing beauty of dissonant sound and flashing light, capturing the drama and psychological discomfort central to Kubrick's filmmaking.

Whether or not you're a fan of the man, DAYDREAMING WITH...STANLEY KUBRICK is a compact, curious exhibition with something for everyone.


Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
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Daydreaming with... 
STANLEY KUBRICK
SOMERSET HOUSE TIL 24 AUGUST 2016
#DREAMKUBRICK





Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London


Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
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Forgive this seemingly off the cuff, or rather off the shoulder inclusion of fashion content in an art & culture post. The fact is that it's been an awful long while since I've featured any recent outfit photos of myself on this blog (with the exception of this single #OOTD back in July). 

It's not that I'm camera-shy, as many posts on my blog (and eye roll-inducing filtered selfies on Snapchat) will attest. Rather, right now there's an Instagram Husband-shaped hole in my life.

Lately, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to the photos on Posh, Broke, & Bored. I'm sure you've noticed that I've moved away from the 'photo dump and walls of text' style that use to dominate the look of my blog.  I'm moving toward a more design-led format and presenting my content in a way that's visually engaging and more importantly, a pleasure to read.

To this end I'm slowly but surely hoarding coding tricks up my sleeve, arranging text, graphics, and images here and there using the magic language of HTML. Being an absolute n00b with next to no web-design skills, I can make Posh, Broke, & Bored look presentable on web browsers but of course if you read my blog on mobile it's a hot mess of misaligned paragraphs and photos out of frame. *screams* No doubt it's frustrating (most of all for me) but I ask you to bear with me while I smooth this out - I'm redesigning Posh, Broke, & Bored to be more mobile friendly as we speak, and am looking for a web developer to help bring my vision to life!

Back to the topic of portraits...I'm a tyrant when it comes to photos of me, but I think Sadie did a cracking job capturing my Croatian tan and (misplaced) self confidence in all its glory. Thank you, Sadie, for the photos of me, and for the wonderful day of art and eyebrow-raising tales. x


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