still from david bowie ‘where are we now’ video by tony oursler
the video, which is set in a workshop / studio is instantly recognisable as oursler’s work
with a video of bowie’s face projected onto a conjoined doll’s head,
(the other head has a video of a silent woman projected on to it).
this haunting scene is intersected with footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment bowie
lived in whilst in berlin during the late 1970s. along with this are stark images of the city at the time
and a lyric constantly raising the question ‘where are we now?’
here’s some more info on the new release from bowie:
to mark his 66th birthday, the glam-rock legend released his first song in 10 years without warning.
‘where are we now?’ is the lead single from bowie’s new album, ‘the next day,’ which comes out in march,
two weeks before his retrospective opens at the victoria and albert museum.
selected stills from david bowie ‘where are we now’ video by tony oursler…