Even in death, it seems that David Bowie is still blazing new trails with his art and his music.
Last autumn, Bowie shared an early version of his latest album, ★ (pronounced Blackstar), with the creators at InstaMiniSeries in order to create a series of visual representations of it. The channel, which focuses on creating episodic programming via 15-second Instagram videos, announced the result of this collaboration on Monday; “UNBOUND: A★ InstaMiniSeries ”
“Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it,” the creators said in a statement on Instagram, “[It] will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention.”
The 16-episode series will star Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and actress Patricia Clarkson. In their Instagram post, the creators said their focus would be less on creating a “literal, linear narrative,” and more on showing their own visual representations of ★.
The series premieres 25th February, with new episodes released every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Watch the trailer for the series 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