Surreal Duality is an interactive installation showcasing David Lynch's Early Film Explorations. A golden frame is used as a projecting surface in tribute to Lynch's homage to one of his biggest inspirations, Francis Bacon. Lynch started off as a painter first and transitioned into film by accident when late one night working on a painting, a gust of wind moved his canvas and he saw his painting move. In that instant he thought "what if a painting could move?" hence the moving images seen within the suspended picture frame. The user is able to navigate through the films by utilizing its own shadow, creating a surreal duality. A common theme seen in Lynch's films is seeing the protagonist be in control and at times out of control of their own character. Surreal Duality brings this concept to life, for the user to experience and for the observer to witness.
Films shown: Bug Crawls (2007), Six Men Getting Sick (1967), The Alphabet (1968) and The Alphabet 2 & 3.
The World Is As You Are is a 304 page book designed in honor of the remarkable Lynch himself. The book covers his Small Town influence, how an encounter on the Front Lawn of his girlfriend made him realize he wanted to be a painter, his love for Strange Worlds and factories, a Surreal Duality between Mulholland Dr. and the Wizard of Oz, an analysis on a reoccurring Blue Shift(s) in his films, his fascination with Les Femmes & Distorted Nudes, and his ability to transcend from the Rubber Clown suit to pure consciousness.
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Special Thanks to Fatima Ghanavi, Patricio Diaz, Robert Wilmans, Benjamin Lee, Phil, my Mom & Pete, my loving boyfriend Ace Contreras & his mother Alma, and everyone who helped and supported me through my journey.