David Lynch UK Conference 2009

Update: Angelo Badalamenti will no longer be featured as a guest speaker at the convention.
Mapping the Lost Highway: New Perspectives on David Lynch

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 visual artists Gregory Crewdson, Daria Martin, and Jane and Louise Wilson. There will 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 also be screened, and an accompanying film programme will take place at Tate Modern and the Birkbeck Cinema.

The conference will be taking place October 30th through November 1st at Tate Modern and the Birkbeck Cinema in London. More details can be found by clicking here.