David Lynch at HOME

Art, film, music and more

Sat 6 July, 2019

Sun 29 September, 2019

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Art: My Head Is Disconnected (Gallery)

Weird, wonderful and forever wild at heart – the iconic David Lynch took over HOME for the duration of MIF19. Featuring art, film, music and more, this special season of events was a unique opportunity to immerse in the world of the pioneering American artist, musician and director of such works as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks.

Every corner of HOME was inhabited by a Lynchian spirit for the Festival’s 18 extraordinary days. In the gallery, My Head Is Disconnected is the first major UK exhibition of Lynch’s paintings, drawings and sculpture. In the theatre, Lynch collaborator Chrysta Bell presented a series of one-off live shows from Lynch-inspired musicians. In the cinema, screenings of Lynch’s classic movies and rare short films, along with those of the directors who influenced him.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and HOME, Manchester, in association with the David Lynch Foundation UK.

Image Credit: Josh Telles

Find out what our Creative Critics thought of My Head is Disconnected here.


David Lynch Video Q&A live link from LA


Image Credit: Lee Baxter


Lynch, unsurprisingly, has a fantastic feel for sinister texture: oil-stained fluff and rags or dust-encrusted paint that feel like weird stuff found in the back of cupboards in idyllic picket-fence suburban houses. As in the edgiest kind of “outsider” art, there’s the sense of looking into a deranged consciousness, but it’s one filtered through a highly sophisticated mind who is watching his own every move with a knowing and very dark chuckle.

The Telegraph

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