Instagram mini-series based on David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ album to air this week

Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson star in 'visual interpretations' of Bowie tracks

David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar’ album is to be turned into an Instagram mini-series that starts this week.

Bowie released ‘Blackstar’ last month on his 69th birthday (January 8), two days before his death (January 10).

InstaMiniSeries is an Instagram channel that produces episodic programmes via short videos uploaded to the social media platform.


Pitchfork reports that the channel was given early access to ‘Blackstar’ prior to its release, with a 16-episode series of “visual interpretations” of its tracks set to premiere from this Thursday (February 25). It will star Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and Six Feet Under actress Patricia Clarkson.

According to a press release, the series “takes its audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork”.

It adds: “The series is propelled by a focus on this visual interpretation of the [‘Blackstar’] album as opposed to a literal, linear narrative.”

Watch a preview in the video below.

“UNBOUND: A InstaMiniSeries” In the Fall of 2015, David Bowie gave us unique pre-release access to the music from (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), his 28th studio album, allowing us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND: A InstaMiniSeries takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention. We are honored to have had this opportunity and hope you’ll join our 16 episode series, premiering February 25th. New episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producers: @amandadelanuez @itscecfernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s Make Up Artist: Angie Elizalde VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Protagonist: @tavitulle Lounge singer: Patricia Clarkson The Dancer: @rysak Woman at the Train: @Jayknowlest Young Boy: Jonah Herman Man in the alley: @Qdb_omg Woman in the red dress: @nikkiborges Drummer: Owen Riley-Duffy Older woman: Ching Valdes Anan Piano Player: @katiemorrmidd Dancer #2: @maks_wel18 Dancer #3: @katiemattar Dancer #4: @fulloutfarrish Dancer #5: @_ious Dancer #6: @felixs_journey Arm of man: @delaVega Woman in the audience: @amandadelanuez

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Meanwhile, David Bowie is to be given an official tribute at Glastonbury Festival this year.

Following his passing last month, fans had already planned a ‘mass singalong’ to pay homage the Ziggy Stardust legend, with festival boss Michael Eavis now confirming that Bowie will be honoured at the Worthy Farm event this June.

Speaking to Radio X, Eavis announced: “Yes, we’re doing a film of his set from the year 2000. It’s going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We’ll show the entire set.”

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