22 July 2021

Space Oddity

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Space Oddity at Belco Arts

Space Oddity by Tom Buckland is coming to Belco Arts on Friday 20 August until Sunday 10 October. Photo: Belco Arts.

In a typical late nineties living room, lying on the floor and bathed in blue light from a flickering TV, a young Tom Buckland becomes transfixed with science fiction. Many long hours were spent absorbed in these far away alien fantasy worlds crafting spacesuits and spaceships from toilet rolls, cereal boxes, egg cartons and whatever else could be scavenged. This was the beginning of a lifetime fascination with science fiction, theatre and making.

1968’s seminal science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick was one such movie that left a deep impression on a young Buckland. It’s a deeply fascinating and mysterious film, a psychedelic mind-bending journey through space and time in which Kubrick redefined the limits of film-making.

In a nostalgic reflection on the multitudes of homemade cardboard starships and moon-bases of his youth, a now slightly taller Buckland will attempt to lovingly rebuild, recreate and refilm this iconic movie entirely within the gallery space. A love letter to science fiction, making and the power of childhood imagination.

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The details

What: Space Oddity by Tom Buckland at Belco Arts
When: Friday 20 August to Sunday 10 October 2021; opening night 6:00 pm Friday 20 August.
Where: Belco Arts, 118 Emu Bank Belconnen, ACT, 2617
Cost: Free

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