“Freakout In A Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie)
About this piece: This mixed media aluminum piece captures the very essence of David Bowie during his iconic Ziggy Stardust phase in a vibrant exploration of one of the defining pop and rock music movements of the 1970s.
Lose yourself in the enigmatic allure of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust where music, visual art, and technology collide.
Behold Bowie, staring out into the cosmos, resplendent in his Ziggy Stardust persona, sporting a gravity-defying spiked mullet, and confidently flaunting a woman’s earring. Yet, there’s more to this mesmerizing artwork than meets the eye. The backdrop is a striking maze of electronic circuit boards, and nestled within this futuristic landscape, you’ll discover the enigmatic presence of an “electric eye” operating manual, hinting at the mysterious narrative of “Moonage Daydream” lyrics.
But why electronic circuit boards, you may wonder? Well, they are also a fascinating nod to the artist Louis Sidoli himself. Many moons ago in the 1980’s, Louis Sidoli started his career as an electrical designer of car sound systems. Thus, they aren’t just an aesthetic choice, they represent his background, merging seamlessly within the fabric of the work.
The split-screen storytelling present in this piece harmonizes with one of Bowie’s most celebrated tracks, “Moonage Daydream,” from the seminal Ziggy Stardust album of 1972. Through an interplay of space invaders and bold graphics, this artwork encapsulates the individuality and mystique that Bowie effortlessly conjured during his glam rock pinnacle.
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