Editorial - David Bowie

Authors: Readman, M.

Editors: McDougall, J.

Journal: Journal of Media Practice


The death of David Bowie, paradoxically, brings his ontic status into sharp relief, and, in turn, throws light on the construction of the figure of the artist – a spectre – the ‘creative practitioner’. An ontology of Bowie entails an interrogation of presence, absence and the historiographic portrait of the artist as a dead rock star (or not).


Source: Manual