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The Prosthetic Imagination of David Lynch


Tom McCarthy (pictured) is giving a talk entitled The Prosthetic Imagination of David Lynch at Tate Modern on Halloween. It’s part of the Mapping the Lost Highway symposium. Book early.

From Tate Modern‘s website:

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 brings together leading artists, academics and writers from around the world to offer a series of new perspectives on Lynch’s films.

Artists and theorists will discuss Lynch’s work in a range of theoretical and artistic contexts, including psychoanalysis, philosophy, prosthetics and photography. Speakers will include the visual artists Gregory Crewdson, Daria Martin, Louise Wilson, as well as the author and film-maker Chris Rodley. There will also be 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 will be screened, and an accompanying film programme will take place at Tate Modern and the Birkbeck Cinema.

There will be a screening of Blue Velvet on Friday 30 October at 18:30 and a screening of Inland Empire on Sunday 1 November at 14:00. Tickets can be booked for the symposium and the screenings at a special combined price of £30 (£19 concessions). Please call 020 7887 8888 to book (not available online).

Organised by Tate Modern Public Programmes and Richard Martin (London Consortium), in collaboration with the London Consortium and with additional support from LCACE and the British Association of American Studies

First posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009.

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