As part of a larger art installation call The 14th Factory, artist Simon Birch and architect Paul Kember have recreated the famous bedroom from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The multi-media installation allows visitors to walk through the bedroom offering an immersive and interactive experience. However, what’s almost incredible about recreating the bedroom is that when Paul Kember was approached to do the project he revealed that his uncles worked on the movie and specifically on that room.
From Los Angeles Magazine:
Kubrick was notoriously cagey with his work. Once he finished a film, most of the elements that went into creating it (sets, costumes, props, storyboards, etc.) were promptly destroyed. Birch dreamt of recreating the room for the exhibition, but he had no set designs off of which to work; According to the South China Morning Post, Birch showed the project’s architect, a guy named Paul Kember, a series of stills from the film hoping he’d be able to recreate it. Then Paul goes, and I’m paraphrasing here, “Oh, Si, didn’t I tell you? My uncle and great-uncle—you know, Tony and John?—were draughtsman on that movie, and they literally—literally!—worked on that exact room! Isn’t that bonkers?!”
The installation is open now through April 30.
(Photos: The 14th Factory)