David Lynch Working Notes: A place both wonderful and strange

In the lead up to the opening of ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ on March 14, QAGOMA Senior Curator José Da Silva explores the process of developing the exhibition and its expanded program of events, screenings and performances. I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig…

David Lynch Working Notes: There’s always music in the air

In the lead up to the opening of David Lynch: Between Two Worlds on March 14, QAGOMA Senior Curator José Da Silva explores the process of developing the exhibition and its expanded program of events, screenings and performances. Throughout his career, David Lynch has made expert use of sound and music, none more so than…

Sounds of Silents

Is it just me or is there some uncertainty about silent films with live accompaniment? I say this based on a conversation I overheard in the queue for tickets to The Passion of Joan of Arc at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA. The ladies behind me were speculating where the band would be set-up, suggesting that they might be playing outside,…

Storytelling and film myths in modern life

  ‘Myths and Legends’ celebrates the world of heroic deeds, epic journeys and sacred stories as depicted in film and explores the insights these narratives still provide into the mysteries and wonders of our existence. Here we elaborate on the powerful relationships between classic folklore and modern cinematic storytelling. In modern usage, the word myth…

David Lynch to make first Australian public appearance

Just Announced! David Lynch is live in conversation in Brisbane on Saturday 14 March 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday 18 December 2014 at 9.00am AEST, check our website for details. QAGOMA in association with QPAC presents ‘David Lynch: In Conversation’, in this exclusive to Brisbane event David Lynch will share insight into his…

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

Presented in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December is ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’, a program of contemporary film and video that reflects on AIDS cultural activism. ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’ marks three decades of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS, and highlights the intersection of art and activism in film and video relating…