David Lynch: The Art of the Real
An Interdisciplinary International Conference
June 28 - 30, 2012
Roter Salon, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
American film artist David Lynch, born in 1946, has gained legend status within his lifetime. He is one of the few film directors who have managed to excel in both the experimental side of the film d’auteur (e.g. Eraserhead) and the Hollywood feature (such as Blue Velvet or The Straight Story), not to mention his mystery television serial Twin Peaks, which inspired a new genre.
Lynch’s unique status within the film world necessitates a closer scrutiny of his work in terms of the developments in forms of media and notions of aesthetics at the turn of the 21st century.
This is the first academic conference in Europe dealing with the complex intermedial influences and aesthetic elements taken from other artistic genres in David Lynch’s film oeuvre, and to tackle issues surrounding the political dimensions of his work.
The conference will focus on Psychoanalysis, Intermediality, Genre Composition and InterArt, featuring renowned international researchers and academics from a variety of fields.
This conference has been conceived and realized by PD Dr. Thomas Becker, Berlin, by Dr. Wolfram Bergande, Junior Professor for Aesthetics at the Faculty of Art and Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, by Valeska Schmidt-Thomsen, Professor for Fashion Design at Universität der Künste Berlin as well as Managing Director of the Institute for Experimental Fashion and Textile Design at Universität der Künste Berlin and by
Dr. Alexandra von Stosch, lecturer and curator in Berlin.