Designer Lydia Cambron has lovingly remade the final scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, using only what she had to hand during lockdown in New York.

Described as ‘a minor saga of quarantine and isolation’, the film is a like-for-like recreation of the original – albeit with a few changes that poke some gentle fun.

Instead of an astronaut suit, Cambron is decked out in red sweatpants, a hoodie, and a facemask, while the grand interiors are replaced by the designer’s Brooklyn apartment. Instead of ‘ageing’ makeup, Cambron has donned a white sheet mask.

Even the final credits have been paid due attention, reproduced using fragments of jigsaw puzzles, book covers and a pair of white Crocs, which stand-in for the star child.

'2020: An Isolation Odyssey' is a quarantine-themed parody of the Kubrick classic
Still from 2020: An Isolation Odyssey

The film took several months of work, with the designer starting in late March and continuing throughout the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. She’s described it as a reflection on the ‘mundane dramas’ of self-isolation and draws parallels between some of the themes of Stanley Kubrick’s film and the collective experience of lockdown.

As she puts it: ‘The narrowness of daily life in a single space, transitioning from confusion to acceptance, a distorted sense of time, and “returning” after a transformational event – all experiences analogous to quarantine.’

'2020: An Isolation Odyssey' is a quarantine-themed parody of the Kubrick classic
Still from 2020: An Isolation Odyssey
'2020: An Isolation Odyssey' is a quarantine-themed parody of the Kubrick classic
Still from 2020: An Isolation Odyssey
'2020: An Isolation Odyssey' is a quarantine-themed parody of the Kubrick classic
Still from 2020: An Isolation Odyssey

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