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David Bowie 'Dead Man Walking' by Floria Sigismondi

Promonews - 30th Apr 2022

This month marks the 25th anniversary of David Bowie's iconic video of Dead Man Walking, directed by Floria Sigismondi - which has been added to MOMA's permanent collection of music videos.

From Bowie’s Earthling album from 1997, the video is one of multiple collaborations between Bowie and Sigismondi spanning 18 years - and described by Sigismondi as a Francis Bacon-inspired surreal compilation of disjointed characters.

Floria Sigismondi has commented that she was able to exercise great creative freedom when working with Bowie. “He gave me so much," she says. "He gave me the permission to be myself. I just thought, my God, any idea you think of [for him], you can actually make.

"Taking from the mind into the physical was the biggest gift he could’ve given me. He always wanted to flip things. It was always challenging. He would say, ‘Let’s make the shortest music video ever.’ He was always looking for something different. I loved that because he never got comfortable and just sold what he was known for. He always challenged.

"And now that we see that we don’t have him anymore, that’s what he’s left; he’s left us with this beautiful, daring, characteristic that hopefully we can all embody.”

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