The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie is a 2-day symposium that brings together artists, academics, and cultural commentators to reflect on the influences of and on David Bowie in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance.
When? 17th-18th of July @ ACMI.
Bowie’s cultural and artistic currency is presently at an all-time high with the release of his first album in almost a decade, The Next Day (2013), reviewed in The Independent as possibly “the greatest comeback album ever”.
The release of a series of momentous music videos that recall and reflect upon his artistic career, the record-breaking David Bowie is global exhibition tour, and the recently released ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’ from Nothing Has Changed (his forthcoming compilation album spanning 50 years of recorded work) continues to ensure David Bowie’s status as an agent of change and inspiration.
Experts in the field of Popular Culture, Celebrity and Media Studies will include Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University;
Dr Kathryn Johnson, Curator of David Bowie Is and Director’s Researcher, Victoria and Albert Museum;
Robert Foster (Songer-songwriter, author and founding member of the Go-Betweens).
Also featuring a number of national and international academics and art practitioners, the conference will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, performances and workshops.
The conference has been organised by ACMI, Sean Redmond and Toija Cinque from the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, and Angela Ndalianis from the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne.