On Sunday 13 September, 2015, at 2pm, I gave a talk about David Bowie’s costumes at ACMI. It was part of the “Strange Fascinations” talk series in association with the David Bowie exhibition (which is terrific).
I discussed the way Bowie used costume as part of his character repertoire, the way he drew on a variety of stage traditions from Japanese theatre to Weimar cabaret, and his deliberate gender and sexual transgressions.
I repeated the talk the following Sunday, 20 September. You can listen to the podcast of the talk. And here’s a Storify version I put together, based on the live-tweets of a rather on-the-ball audience member.