CHICAGO, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian artist and filmmaker Sarah Keenlyside will recreate Ferris Bueller's bedroom at Ferris Fest, a 3-day celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, taking place in Chicago, IL, May 20-22, 2016. The room is being hosted at Virgin Hotels Chicago in downtown Chicago.
This is the first time the work will be shown outside of Canada. In January, Keenlyside exhibited the recreation at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel as part of its annual Come Up To My Room art exhibition. The installation included hundreds of items identical to those found in Ferris's room, and ultimately welcomed over 4000 visitors in just three days. For Chicago, Keenlyside promises to add more authentic items to the installation, and she is particularly excited that Bueller actors Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward – who played Ferris's parents – will be dropping by during the weekend's celebrations. Both actors spent time inside the original room while filming the movie.
Sarah Keenlyside is a documentary filmmaker and installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. She has previously exhibited large-scale temporary art projects at Toronto's Nuit Blanche (2013 and 2014) and Come Up To My Room (2014). Her latest documentary, The Beat Goes On will air on TVOntario on June 9.
After Ferris Fest, the room will be exhibited once again at Niagara Falls Comic Con.
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