Sarah Keenlyside and Joseph Clement teamed up to recreate “the all-time coolest teen bedroom” of Ferris Bueller as an installation in the Gladstone Hotel’s annual Come Up To My Room event.
Lloyd Cooke correctly said I mustn’t miss it and I’ll be adding a slide show of many more installations. The Bueller Room was such fun and Sarah was so pleasant to speak with, I thought I’d start off with it.
Although Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has been a popular comedy classic since it appeared in 1986, I still haven’t seen it. I will, now, but my ignorance put me in an odd position with regard to the room. Movie fans would recognize particular props and associations that I lack knowledge of.
In a way, maybe that’s an advantage, because I got to view the room just as a collection of things that might have been in any kid’s room in the mid 80s. An art director’s challenge that took Sarah and Joseph only 3 months to meet. They used social media to source objects, reproduced things they couldn’t find and improvised.
I haven’t included the stiff-looking, rumpled tee shirt lying on the floor along with other tossed socks and clothing, beside the bed. A mention will be more effective than an image. One example of amusing attention to detail.
Sarah kindly took my photo during a brief lull in traffic. Then the room filled up again quickly with appreciative crowds asking questions and congratulating the artists.
CUTMR is only on until tomorrow (Sunday), but worth a last minute visit, if you can.