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David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected

Take a trip into the mind of one of contemporary culture’s most radical and visionary figures, as we host the first major UK exhibition of work by pioneering film director and artist David Lynch, featuring over 60 weird and wonderful works dating from the late 1960s to the present day.

Best known for films such as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and TV show Twin Peaks, many of us are already familiar with Lynch’s on-screen vision, but since graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he has also produced a prolific body of work across painting, sculpture, photography and drawing, which collectively unfolds the inner workings of everyday life. In his work, the mundane provides an opportunity for dark, quirky inner exploration.

Lynch’s surfaces, which are scratched, charred and three-dimensional in form, are like windows into the soul. My Head is Disconnected is a major exhibition of his wall-based and sculptural works, four themes bind together 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, David Lynch at HOME will also feature specially curated music events and a retrospective of films.

Commissioned and produced by HOME and Manchester International Festival in association with the David Lynch Foundation UK and Kayne Griffin Corcoran