At left: stills from Dr. Strangelove. At right: re-creations by Kristan Horton.
Today’s Morning News has an interview with Toronto’s Kristan Horton, an artist whose…uh…unique work, “Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove” is on display at The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU; Accolade East Building 4700 Keele Street) until June 24, in conjunction with the release of a 200-page book of the same name (also published by the AGYU).
Horton “has recreated each scene of Stanley Kubrick’s original Dr. Strangelove film with objects at hand in his studio, deflating what is exaggerated in Kubrick’s black comedy”; so sayeth his website that has a whole list of his works, including rubbings of credit sequences from flicks like The Godfather on Gold foil from chocolate bars. The reason for doing so, Horton told The Morning News, was the “need to manifest [the reality of the film] in life.” Cool! If you missed “Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove” in January 2005, the last time it was showing publicly in Toronto, now’s your chance. After all, the dude is NOW’s “Artist to Watch.”
Images from The Morning News. Thanks Boing Boing!