Manchester International Festival today announced that from July 6 through 21, 2019, David Lynch will take over every corner of HOME, Manchester’s center for contemporary theater, film, art, music, and more.
Visitors will be able to experience the work of the American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer in HOME’s gallery, theater and cinema with a selection of art, film, music and conversations. David Lynch’s first major exhibition in the United Kingdom, My Head Is Disconnected, will feature a large selection of paintings, drawings and sculpture curated by Sarah Perks and Omar Kholeif. The exhibition will remain open after MIF until September 29, 2019.
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 labor, 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.
Chrysta Bell will present a series of one-off live shows from Lynch-inspired musicians in the theater while the cinema will host screenings of Lynch’s classic movies and rare short films, along with those of the directors who influenced him.
More events including masterclasses, workshops and discussions are to be announced.
UPDATE: The complete film and music schedule has been announced and includes screenings of every David Lynch feature film, Twin Peaks: The Return part 1, 2 and 8, and several of David Lynch’s favorite films. More details here.
Don’t miss this chance to take a trip into the mind of one of contemporary culture’s most radical and visionary figures.
Watch the “My Head Is Disconnected” trailer by David Lynch
Where: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FN
When: July 6 to 21, 2019
Tickets: Admission for art gallery free; full theater and cinema program to be confirmed