Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bowie themed Friday Late @ V & A! Xx

So the VandA put on a special weekend for Bowie Fans
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April alongside their magnificent Bowie is Exhibition
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 It started off at 6.30 pm on Friday 
with a Bowie Flash Mob photo on the steps of
 the main entrance
on the Cromwell Road when
Exhibition co-curator Vicky Broackes picked her favourite look! Xx

The event celebrated all things Bowie including talks, films,
 music, workshops, special activities and themed events for all ages.

We went down this Friday to check out what was going on at the 
 Bowie themed Friday Late, featuring live performances, 
cutting-edge fashion, one off displays and installations, 
special guests, bar,food and guest DJ’s.
 Here is the winning look from the flash mob photo,
chosen by Victoria Broakes
which won a year’s V&A Membership for two plus an
 exclusive David Bowie is a Face in the Crowd Exhibition goody bag! 
Standing in the same way as the man himself in the picture
by Masayoshi Sukita in the Kansai Yamamoto bodysuit which is displayed
in the Bowie is exhibition.

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973
© Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012

 Two runners up won pair of exhibition tickets - above right
(with Victoria Broakes) and below.

 Co-Curators Victoria Broackes (L) and Geoffrey Marsh (above)
at the opening night of the Bowie is Exhibition.


 Victoria Broakes is filmed with the Bowie super fans

  There were some wonderful, interesting faces about inside the V and A
- they should have been in the flash mob photo! Xx

 Illamasqua was in the house, creating 10 minute Bowie inspired looks - 

Sophie drew me beautiful 
bright blue winged eyelids and deep plum lips. 

The three specially commissioned canvases by urban artist Pistol
who is fascinated by Bowie's image, music and the aura that surrounds him.

 Charlotte Hatherley played an eclectic mix of music that inspired Bowie,
 from The Velvet Underground to The Pixies 
– as well as a great deal of music from the man himself. 
Performer, singer songwriter, musician and composer; 
Charlotte began her career as a member of Ash 
and has since released three critically acclaimed solo albums.

people posed for photos by Prop Artist Bryony Rumble's 
life size Bowie cut-outs

David Bowie is cut-up

 a workshop in which everyone according to instructions
above created their own lyric collage

my favourite is below:
'I ain't ready 
To BE 
dead punk'
poetry! Xx

 and the room in which people made Bowie iconic looks with coloured paper!Xx
 This was run by CreateVoice, the VandA’s youth collective, 
and fashion designer Jane Bowler whose designs are regularly borrowed by  
Rita Ora, Azealia Banks and Jessie J. 

We liked this Station to Stationery idea
'write your thoughts about Bowie on a sticky note'
all on different colour post its - which will eventually create
as a whole his aladdin sane image

all masterminded by Central Saint Martins MA student Sarah Fortais,
 known for her interactive sculpture projects and strong Bowie influence.

Contemporary dancers  interacted with their surroundings, 
inspired by astronauts and the extra terrestrial. 
 mime artist John Hinton appeared throughout the gallery reminding us of  
Bowie’s performance in the 1969 mime film The Mask

The a cappella group The Techtonics and Actor and pianist 

Dominic Gerrard  both played Bowie themed sets and

There were Space and Japanese talks, dances and music 
being two of Bowie's major influences. 
Check for details

Until next time J Xx

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