|Image from Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)|
Film Studies For Free has taken the trouble to gather together in one (hopefully) very easily navigable setting the twelve videos (embedded below) that recorded for posterity a really excellent symposium that took place last year on October 30 2009 at London's Tate Modern. The symposium provided a space in which artists and film theorists insightfully discussed the work of filmmaker David Lynch in a range of theoretical and artistic contexts, including psychoanalysis, philosophy, prosthetics and photography.
One of cinema’s most compelling and innovative directors, David Lynch remains a major influence on contemporary art, film and culture. In this landmark event, Tate Modern [brought] together leading artists, academics and writers from around the world to offer a series of new perspectives on Lynch’s films.
[...] Speakers [included] the visual artists Gregory Crewdson, Daria Martin, and Jane and Louise Wilson, and there [were also] contributions from the writers and academics Parveen Adams, Sarah Churchwell, Simon Critchley, Roger Luckhurst, Tom McCarthy, and Jamieson Webster. A specially commissioned video interview with Lynch himself [was] screened, and an accompanying film programme [took] place at Tate Modern and the Birkbeck Cinema.If you have difficulty playing the videos below, try visiting the Tate Website's gathering of them.
PART 1: Marko Daniel: Welcome; Richard Martin: Introduction
PART 2: The Body: Roger Luckhurst
PART 3: The Body: Tom McCarthy
PART 4: The Body: Q+A (chaired by Marko Daniel)
PART 5: The Eye 1: Gregory Crewdson
PART 6: The Eye 1: Q+A (chaired by Sarah Churchwell)
PART 7: The Eye 2: Daria Martin
PART 8: The Eye 2: Louise Wilson
PART 9: The Eye 2: Q+A (chaired by Stuart Comer)
PART 10: The Mind: Parveen Adams
PART 11: The Mind: Q+A (chaired by Richard Martin)
PART 12: The Ear: Chris Rodley responds to the day's presentations in conversation with Sarah Churchwell. Followed by a Q+A with the symposium's speakers and the public