in an empty industrial warehouse on the outskirts of los angeles, british artist simon birch has opened the 14th factory — a monumental, multiple-media art and documentary experience. the site hosts 14 interlinked art spaces conceived by birch and his collaborators, spanning video, installation, sculpture, painting and performance. the ever-changing environment brings together a global community of interdisciplinary artists from around the world under a single narrative, unfolding as visitors traverse the space.

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the installation infills an empty industrial warehouse on the outskirts of los angeles
all images courtesy of the 14th factory

 

 

one of the rooms at the 14th factory is ‘the barmecide feast’ — an immersive replica of the bedroom from stanley kubrick’s 1968 cult film ‘2001: a space odyssey’. the set reproduction has seen birch collaborate with hong kong-based architecture and design firm KplusK on the scenography and spatial configuration of the space, closely mimicking the production details. the immersive room is decorated in the same vein as the iconic science fiction film scene, when astronaut dave bowman encounters the space in a strange and disorienting episode. bathed in white light, renaissance paintings and sculptures are placed throughout, while glowing tiles lining the floor replicate the eerily illuminated expanse. 

space odyssey replica
‘the barmecide feast’ is an immersive replica of the bedroom from stanley kubrick’s 1968 cult film

space odyssey replica
the set reproduction has seen birch collaborate with hong kong-based architecture and design firm KplusK

space odyssey replica
bathed in white light, renaissance paintings and sculptures are placed throughout

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