PROJECTIONS: David Bowie Music Videos and Filmography

PROJECTIONS: David Bowie Music Videos and Filmography
 
  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

The passing of David Bowie in January 2016 left planet Earth decidedly blue. “It’s been five years, what a surprise…” Dystopia, extraterrestrials, surrealism, and androgyny are some of the recurrent themes in Bowie’s avant-garde artistry that endeared him to mavericks and weirdos the world over. He mastered musical genres as diverse as folk, glam, soul, rock, funk, drum & bass, industrial, and jazz, updating his image with every ground-breaking step. Bowie’s enduring impact reaches beyond music, influencing the fields of the internet, fashion, cinema, painting, dance, and theatre; we lost a veritable multi-media virtuoso. His embodiment and shedding of various alter egos (Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke) became a symbol of bold experimentation; these characters were masks he initially relied on as a performer to cover up shyness and crippling stage fright.

In this 2-part online course, we will turn to psychoanalytic theory to establish the interpretive framework of David Bowie’s music videos and filmography, with a focus on his personas, experience of childhood trauma, struggle with mental illness, addiction, isolation, resilience, and creative autonomy. This course is a celebration of a unique musical genius, our dearly departed glamorous alien, one so evolved that he confronted his own mortality with unimaginable courage, turning death into a work of art.

Advance viewing is optional. Scenes from films, music videos, and televised interviews will be broadcast in the livestream sessions.

Cost: £40


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2021-01-08 14:00 2021-01-08 14:00 Europe/London PROJECTIONS: David Bowie Music Videos and Filmography In this 2-part online course, Mary Wild will turn to psychoanalytic theory to establish the interpretive framework of David Bowie’s music videos and filmography. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/08/projections-david-bowie-music-videos-and-filmography-250755 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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