NFM partnered with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and University of the Arts, London, to deliver a series of activities around the BFI’s late 2014 release of a new print of Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time.
With the support of BFI, Warner Brothers and the Estate of Stanley Kubrick we co-curated a selection of important items relating to 2001 from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at UAL, for inclusion in the major international group show at BALTIC, ‘They Used to Call it the Moon’. The exhibition attracted 87,848 visitors over a three month period from late 2014 to early 2015 – the highest audience figures for a show at BALTIC since The Turner Prize in 2012.
In addition to the exhibition, we also co-produced a Q&A screening of the BFI’s new print of 2001, in partnership with BALTIC and Tyneside Cinema. The screening was preceded by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring artist Joy Cuff, who worked with Kubrick on models and sketches of the Moon for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Richard Daniels, Stanley Kubrick Archivist at University of the Arts London. The panel was chaired by renowned Kubrick scholar Piers Bizony, author of the authoritative work 2001: Filming the Future.
The screening was complemented by a more hands-on and artistically focused show-and-tell event held at BALTIC, in which Joy Cuff and Richard Daniels discussed the artefacts relating to 2001 included in ‘They Used to Call it the Moon’ in conversation with Alessandro Vincentelli, BALTIC’s Curator of Exhibitions & Research.