Let's dance

Let's dance

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



  • Words: Rebecca Parker