Deconstructing Major Tom
Lost in the infinity of space, shot out into the pop universe of David Bowie in 1969, the legendary spaceman returns in the middel of the twenty first century. Major Tom (performed by Wobine Bosch) finds himself again in a room full of cabinets, hardly bigger than a space capsule. This shelf made room becomes the starting point of a futuristic journey through the identites in the age of the technical reproducibility of the body.
While science in its visual from becomes more abstract, in its attempt to explain things that are invisible for the human eye (molecules, nano and gene technology), the images used in the science fiction genre films, in video clips on mtv and other music programmes shows the perfect body in all its varieties. In these examples, the mutation has already taken place - every popstar is a virtual cyborg - a media mutant!