In a year when we really could have done with him being around, Picturehouse are celebrating Bowie’s triumphant exhibition film, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas, with an encore screening at City Screen York on Thursday 14 July.
Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the David Bowie Is exhibition was the fastest selling in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.
First released in 2013, this film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.
We miss you Mr. Bowie.