art / TUBE Presents

CALL FOR ART: Life On Mars.

This is a call to artists for a show inspired by David Bowie. Life On Mars was released on 1971 on Bowie’s album Hunky Dory.

Each artist will be assigned a line from the song Life On Mars. Lyrics received will be picked randomly from a hat. You may interpret the lyric received anyway you like and create the piece in any medium/style you see fit. The lyric should give inspiration but interpretation does not need to be literal.

This show is limited to 40 artists. It is open to artists of all levels. If you want in the show simply comment with “I’m in” in the comments and click that you are “going” to the event on the Facebook page. We do ask that once you commit you follow through so there are not any gaps in the lyrics.  Art must be delivered in person.

Reception for the show is February 9th at the Blue Lamp in Sacramento CA. Deadline to drop art off at the venue is February 8th.  All art will stay up for the month.  Join in here.

UPDATE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED.  The show is full as of Jan 6th at 1:30PM.

Lyrics are below.

It’s a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling no
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
‘Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

 

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