David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected

Sarah Perks (Co-curator), Omar Kholeif (Co-curator)

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Abstract

Perks co-curated with Kholeif the exhibition My Head is Disconnected of artist and filmmaker David Lynch's wall-based and sculptural works, the largest UK presentation to date of an artistic career that has developed over more than four decades. The first chapter of the exhibition is titled City on Fire, and explores extreme, dystopian landscapes and how they affect the people that inhabit them. Nothing Here looks at the human psyche and the fragility of the mind through a set of broad characters. Industrial Empire presents drawings on the themes of labour, industry and the environment. The final chapter of the exhibition, Bedtime Stories, features new works by Lynch that fold his dark narratives and characters together in their own universe. Alongside My Head is Disconnected, Perks co-curated David Lynch at HOME with Mary-Anne Hobbs (music) and Jason Wood (film) and hosted a special Q&A with David Lynch and multiple special events and gallery tours.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHOME, Manchester
PublisherManchester International Festival
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2019

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    Perks, S. (Co-curator), & Kholeif, O. (Co-curator). (2019). David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected. Exhibition, Manchester International Festival.