Space oddity


Michel De Cubber, Cliché, © G.H.I.; Olafur Eliasson, Starbrick

Hornu, Belgium
David Bowie’s 1969 single Space Oddity propelled him to the top of the charts. The song’s music, words and its first video speak of an epoch stunned by the first expeditions into space, man’s first steps on the moon and advances happening in the worlds of science, technology and (the changing shape of) objects. Architecture, design, fashion, domestic appliances, consumer goods, literature and cinema seized on the capsule-like shapes, synthetic materials and special effects of aeronautical research. The exhibition begins with a nod to this era through the Bowie clip. The visitor is then propelled to another epoch: his own.