Birmingham’s Vivid Projects pays homage to the late star man and pop icon David Bowie
David Bowie once stated ‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring’. As a cultural figurehead, Bowie constantly reinvented his onstage persona from his career defining Ziggy Stardust, to The Thin White Duke and most recently, Blackstar.
Housed in a warehouse space in Birmingham’s Eastside, collaborative agency Vivid Projects will shed a light on Bowie’s menagerie of alter-egos in a one night event displaying new art works, music performances and audience participation titled Constructing The Self.
Highlights will include a live production from visual artist Kate Spence who draws inspiration from Bowie’s imaginary world, using costumes to recreate herself in her multi-sensory performances, while focusing on creating intimate interactions with her audience. Her Put On Your Red Shoes performance will invite audiences to don a pair of red shoes and dance the blues. In addition John Bradburn’s The Mountain of Dead Selves will present a six panel video that will examine Bowie’s inner psyche throughout his work on his 1976 album, Station to Station, while David Poole will present a video projection and installation that will remix audio-visual material from the 1969 moon landing alongside cut up lyrics from Bowie’s Space Oddity.
The event will raise funds for Cancer Research UK with donations welcome.
3rd June, 19.00-21.00, Vivid Projects