David Bowie Is…

bowieWe went to see the David Bowie Is… exhibition at the V&A over the weekend, and most excellent it was to. It’s been sold out for ages now and we had to join the V&A to get in, but it was well worth it.

Two things left a big impression on me. Firstly it was the level of control and input Bowie had into everything he did. We all know he wrote the songs, but he sketched out stage sets, costumes, film treatments and photo shoots. The result being that virtually everything on show  in the exhibition came directly from his imagination. A startling realisation…

The second thing was watching my And watching the video for Life on Mars.. It was playing in a perspex box with the suit, tie and shoes that Bowie was wearing on a mannequin next to it. She was totally transfixed, and must have watched it three or four times all the way through, moving her gaze between the whited out image of the film and the sharp colours of the clothes.

She walked away only reluctantly and with a far away look in her eyes that suggested I might have a rival for her affections….

This is for you And, so you can watch him whenever you like…

  1. June 4, 2013 at 10:08

    I never noticed his different size irises before. I just googled for it and read up about his accident and the consequences for his depth perception. Interesting stuff.

    • June 4, 2013 at 22:54

      Hi David
      Until very recently (i.e. within the last year) I’d always thought he was born with different coloured irises.

  2. January 11, 2016 at 22:21

    And now he has died. My wife doesn’t know his stuff very well. She watched the news and she said ‘he dared to be different’.

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