London's Tate Modern is holding a three-day event marking the work of David Lynch. Running from October 30-November 1, Mapping the Lost Highway: New Perspectives on David Lynch will bring together leading artists, academics and writers from around the world to offer a series of new perspectives on Lynch's films and discuss his work in a range of theoretical and artistic contexts, including psychoanalysis, philosophy, prosthetics and photography.
Speakers will include the visual artists Gregory Crewdson, Daria Martin, Louise Wilson, as well as author and filmmaker Chris Rodley (Lynch On Lynch). There will also 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 be screened, and an accompanying film programme will take place at Tate Modern and the Birkbeck Cinema.
There will be a screening of Blue Velvet on Friday October 30 at 6.30pm and a screening of Inland Empire on Sunday November 1 at 2pm. Tickets can be booked for the symposium and the screenings at a special combined price of £30 (£19 concessions). Call 020 7887 8888 to book. Or click here for further details and to book online.