David Lynch

Wild at Heart and weird on top

We already know that David Lynch secretly loves Clueless and his recently-launched own brand of coffee makes a damned fine cup. It’s also evident that in his latest Interview Project, Lynch picks up the camera where Warhol’s Screen Tests left off and created a reality road movie that would be at home in any art…

Disco

Disco Inferno The Five EPs (One Little Indian)

Disco Inferno’s footprint on contemporary pop music may not be immediately apparent, at least to those most concerned with chart positions or timeless, X-Factor-friendly tunes, but the importance of this Essex trio is belatedly beginning to find recognition amongst a new breed of enveloping-pushing sonic alchemists from M.I.A. to No Age; Matmos to Battles. After…

Steve McRae

Rhapsody / Sensorium / 'Still Life'

At the Penguin Cafe – The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, March 16 Taking my seat within the grand surroundings of the Royal Opera House, I was struck by the peculiar Englishness of the atmosphere and the aptness of the eccentric triple bill on offer. From the camp extravagance of ‘Rhapsody’ and ‘Sensorium’s’ restrained sensuality,…

Twin Peaks

Welcome to Twin Peaks

When Twin Peaks appeared on UK television in 1990, the critical reaction was unequivocal and unprecedented. Art-house buffs and casual viewers alike were in agreement: this was seriously great. Dave Watkins explains what made Twin Peaks a killer serial. Co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, writer for the immensely popular Hill Street Blues, and…

W-ear-d for Sound

W-ear-d for Sound

How telling it is that the seminal image driving David Lynch to create his formidable 1986 adventure into darkness, Blue Velvet, was that of a severed human ear! The ear is a hole into the brain, and the eyes two more through which the camera has turned us into willing voyeurs. But voyeurs don’t just…

Sonic Shadows

For the past thirty years American artist Bill Fontana has created installations throughout the world using sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. He has installed public artworks at iconic locations in many of the world’s great cities, including London’s Big Ben, San Francisco’s Golden Gate…