Walk with David Lynch at GOMA: Lynch By Night program announced

 

The Gallery of Modern Art will open its doors after-hours for special evening viewings ofDavid Lynch: Between Two Worlds’.

To be held on the final three Friday nights of the exhibition, 22 and 29 May and 5 June from 5.30-9.30pm, Lynch by Night is a chance for visitors to enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ exhibition.

José Da Silva, Head of the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque and exhibition curator, said Lynch by Night would include talks and exhibition tours, complemented by a backdrop of ambient music by local and interstate acts. These late night openings are a unique opportunity for visitors who may not have the chance on weekdays or weekends to see the exhibition at night before it closes in June. The advantage of having the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA means that the exhibition can move between a tradition gallery space and a cinema environment, with ticketed screenings of Lynch’s feature films also showing during Lynch by Night.

The award-winning GOMA Restaurant is open for dinner service from 5.30pm on Friday nights, bookings are essential, phone (07) 3842 9916 or email gomarestaurant@qagoma.qld.gov.au. The Lynch by Night bar will offer drinks and light bites from 5.30pm.

Lynch by Night | 22 May 2015

6.00pm Talk | Exhibition tour
Gain insights into Lynch’s practice by joining the nightly exhibition tour with Lynch-enthusiast and freelance writer Tim Walsh.

6.45pm Music | McKisko & Caitlin Franzmann (Bris)
For Lynch By Night, sisters McKisko (Helen Franzmann) and Caitlin Franzmann will collaborate in a special performance incorporating multimedia artistic practice.

7.30pm Music | Sky Needle (Bris/Melb)
Hot off the heel of a recent European tour, conceptual band Sky Needle, founded in 2009 under the foot of Brisbane’s infamous ‘sky needle’,  will use homemade instruments, playing songs from their 2012 album Rave Cave and Debased Shapes (2013).

8.30pm Talk | Sound bite Q & A
Hear how Lynch has influenced a new generation of artists and musicians in a conversation with Joel Stern (Sky Needle).

8.00pm Film
The Straight Story 1999 (111 mins) G

Lynch by Night | 29 May 2015

6.00pm Talk | Exhibition tour
Gain insights into Lynch’s practice by joining the nightly exhibition tour with Lynch-enthusiast and freelance writer Tim Walsh.

6.45pm Music|  Nonsemble (Bris)
The Brisbane-based indie-classical ensemble have performed at Harvest Festival, Restrung Festival and have been invited to play and talk at TEDxBrisbane.

7.30pm  Music | Rainbow Chan (Syd)
Rainbow Chan is a solo artist and producer from Sydney with a love for storytelling.  Classically trained in saxophone, piano and choral music – Chan’s music is inspired by Chinese folksongs to 1950’s ballads, featuring a mix of electronic and acoustic textures.

8.30pm Talk | Sound bite Q & A
Hear how Lynch has influenced a new generation of artists and musicians in a conversation with Chris Perren (Nonsemble).

8.00pm Film
Mulholland Dr 2001 (146 mins) MA15+

Lynch by Night | 5 June 2015

6.00pm Talk | Exhibition tour
Gain insights into Lynch’s practice by joining the nightly exhibition tour with Lynch-enthusiast and freelance writer, Tim Walsh.

6.45pm Music | Lucy Cliché & Sarah Spencer (Blank Realm) (Syd/Bris)
Lucy Cliché and Sarah Spencer share a strong affinity for warped pop and electronic sounds. For Lynch by Night, the pair will collaborate on a new piece of music using dual synthesisers and vocals, to elicit the beautiful and strange disorientation of an uncanny dream state.

7.30pm  Music |Teeth & Tongue (Melb)
Formed in 2009, Teeth & Tongue is the musical project of New Zealand born, Melbourne-based musician Jess Cornelius. Released in 2014, Teeth & Tongue’s third album Grids was named RRR Album of the Week, Double J Feature Album, and was nominated for three The Age Music Victoria Awards for 2014.

8.30pm Talk | Sound bite Q & A
Hear how Lynch has influenced a new generation of artists and musicians in a conversation with Jess Cornelius (Teeth &Tongue).

8.00pm Film
Inland Empire 2006 (179 mins) MA15+

Lynch By Night tickets on sale now. Adults $20, Members $16. Booking fees apply to all tickets purchased in advance; limited tickets available at the door. Exhibition open until 9.00pm. A separate ticket is required to attend the 8.00pm screening at the Australian Cinémathèque.

This weekend at GOMA sees two special music projects inspired by ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’: a re-imaining of the music of Twin Peaks by Xiu Xiu (USA) and a new work by HEXA responding to Lynch’s archive of factory photographs. Xiu Xiu performances on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April are sold out. Limited tickets still available for HEXA on Sunday 19 April.

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ considers the 50 year artistic practice of esteemed American director and producer filmmaker David Lynch, including paintings, photography, and works on paper. The exhibition, exclusive to GOMA, is a rare opportunity to consider Lynch’s entire creative vision and the relationships between his practice as an artist, filmmaker and musician.

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