We’re feeling very nostalgic at the Gladstone today. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather bringing back a flood of memories, or maybe it’s the memories of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom recreation (by the amazing Sarah Keenlyside) at our Come Up To My Room 2016 design show.
Keenlyside’s acclaimed installation is in the news again. A new documentary, coming to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema in just over a week, “follows Keenlyside as she travels to Chicago to mount Ferris Bueller’s Bedroom as part of celebrations for the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’s classic comedy.”
This art installation had an incredible journey, from conception to installation, and the Gladstone was thrilled to be part of it. Keenlyside’s replica of Ferris’s legendary suite was mounted at the Gladstone over two years ago, but the magic of this great idea lives on.
The meticulously sourced replica, from the band posters to the boombox, took Toronto by storm, garnering a wave of nostalgia infused love in the press and on social media.
If you’re having FOMO about all this, don’t worry, the new documentary also includes VR component that allows you to relive the magic!
You can catch Ferris’s Room on June 2nd at 8pm and “get a glimpse of Keenlyside’s process as she tracks down replicas of Ferris’s prized possessions and works against the clock to get the installation ready in time for the big day. Along the way, she faces unexpected challenges, meets super fans who keep the spirit of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off alive, and reveals how art (whether it’s a nostalgic installation or a lighthearted film) brings us together.”