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Hyrtis creates epic stop-motion Life On Mars? video

on March 26, 2015

 

“Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know“

 

The Creators Project has posted a piece about a wonderful tribute to David Bowie in the shape of a stop-motion animation of Life On Mars?, by French artist and musician, Gladys Hulot, a.k.a. Hyrtis.

The work that has gone into this piece is remarkable and it's worth exploring the video almost frame by frame, such is the quality of the art.

The visual is accompanied by a haunting instrumental version of the song, also created by Hyrtis, where the vocal melody is played on a saw. Hyrtis told Emerson Rosenthal of The Creators Project:

 

“I made the

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Bowie item on Vivement Dimanche with Michel Drucker

on March 22, 2015

 

“It’s happening now“

 

Don’t know exactly what the format will be here, but our French friend, Jérôme Soligny, has been in touch with details of a TV programme about to air on France 2.

Over to Jérôme...

 

Chevallier and Laspalès are a duet of humourists and one of the most popular acts on the French comic scene since 1981. They are also art connoisseurs and Philippe (Chevallier) is a respected photographer. Régis (Laspalès) is a great admirer of David Bowie and without being an expert he knows a lot about his work.

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Bowie/Sukita limited GAS T-shirts available now

on March 20, 2015

 

“I like the T-shirts in Bologna“

 

Back in the first week of March, Italian denim brand GAS announced that it was collaborating with Ono Arte Contemporanea, art gallery of Bologna, Italy, for the “Heroes” exhibition there of Masayoshi Sukita’s David Bowie photographs.

The brand utilised two iconic images from the “Heroes” album cover shoot and has produced a numbered edition of two different T-shirts, limited to 1,000 for each of the two designs.

Barbara Grotto, marketing and communication manager at GAS, commented: “Originality, authenticity, desire for freedom and a speck of rebellion

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New Anton Corbijn Bowie portrait...or is it?

on March 19, 2015

 

“Turns out it was just a reflektor“

 

Dutch photographer, music video director and film director, Anton Corbijn, is no doubt familiar to many of you, as his is the name credited with capturing many fine images of David Bowie since 1980.

Anton first posted the rather enigmatic picture of David Bowie in our montage in celebration of Bowie’s birthday back on January 8th.

It was a strange shot that was hard to place. It seemed to be of Bowie circa 1975/76, but something wasn’t quite right. On closer inspection, the eyebrows looked a little odd and that hairline was just plain bizarre.

There was

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James Murphy tackles Golden Years

on March 19, 2015

 

“Never look back, walk tall, act fine“

 

You’re all familiar with the name James Murphy, including via Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA) and Reflektor, the song Arcade Fire released under the pseudonym The Reflektors, which featured a guest vocal by Bowie.

Due later this month is the eclectic While We’re Young soundtrack compiled by music supervisor George Drakoulias.

Here’s a bit from the blurb...

 

While We’re Young is the new film by writer/director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, Frances Ah). Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver,

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