Video on: the cinema in David Bowie
David Bowie slumps in an armchair and flicks on a wall of TV screens. He adjusts the sound with a mixer placed on a nearby drinks table next to a tray of liquor bottles and glasses; ignores the pleas of his lover to turn off the TVs and talk to her. Cartoon explosions, an Elvis movie, Mutiny on the Bounty, nature documentaries. Bowie's face approximates pleasure and interest as if these are emotions he has heard about somewhere. Animated horses snicker and flicker and a gecko munches a fly. A fighter pilot prepares for attack. Bowie's smile becomes a rictus. He writhes in his chair but can't look away. "Get out of my mind, all of you!"