Beyond 2001: New Horizons 

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the 10-year anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts: LCC Archives & Special Collections Centre.
Producing work that offer new perspectives inspired by archive material from
2001: A Space Odyssey. Exploring the relationship between audio/static image through connecting the theme of science fiction and the given opportunity to embrace open interpretation from the artists and audience.

Vertigo (2018)
Illustration: Lara Pfennigdorff
Sound Design: Tommy Impey

Lara Pfennigdorff’s Instagram: ︎ @laraleming

“The blocks collapsing from beneath, leading into the traumatic transformation and realisation of the greater knowledge. The warping sounds resonate, weaving in and out in emphasis of the severe discomfort and suffering throughout. At last, the escape to the other side: suspension within the unknown.
This piece focuses on the evolution of human beings as an elevated life form. This transformation wasn’t explicitly depicted in 2001 A Space Odyssey, thus I am my depicting my own interpretation. I imagine the metamorphosis to be a painful and traumatic experience that goes beyond the understanding of the human mind. However, a philosophy known as transhumanism sees humans taking charge of their evolution and transcending their biological limitations via technology.”

Metamorphosis (2018)
Illustration: Omar Hernandez
Sound Design: Tommy Impey

Omar Hernandez’s Instagram: ︎ @ohmega_supreme

“The sequence of haunting sounds swaying on the brink of noise and musicality, illustrating the monolith in a greater form of intelligence. The journey of what was once the lowest form of being, transforming into a beautiful diamond winged creature, like the unfolding of a singular grain of sound toward a grand conclusion.
Humanity has elevated itself to a new level of existence: Star-beings. They gift the monolith with primitive extra-terrestrial life.
Once passed on to humans, the monolith will help evolve particular entities, their understanding of Nature and it’s connection to new technology.”