In 2016, we await the miracle of a new Twin Peaks season from David Lynch, and we mourn the passing of David Bowie. Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin will soon present their work on these two Davids at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
There are many intersections between the prodigious works of these ‘twin peaks’, the two Davids, and doubtless various influences crossing back and forth, over the years, in both directions. In beginning to tease out the deep network that connects the Twin Peaks saga (in all its extensions) with Bowie’s abruptly terminated, ambitious Outside multi-album project of 1995, Álvarez López & Martin ask not so much ‘who influenced who?’, but, rather, speculate on the unusual multi-media worlds created by these gifted artists, and the affinities that tie them together. From notions of the televisual ‘open narrative’ to recurring figures of child/teen murder and detection, from complex, material atmospherics to the goading of endless fan interpretations, they plunge, using audiovisual means, into the ever-widening spiral that draws together Lynch’s Twin Peaks and Bowie’s Outside.
Cristina Álvarez López is a critic, teacher and audiovisual artist who lives in Vilassar de Mar. She is Co-Founder of the Spanish online film journal Transit: Cine y otros desvíos. Her critical writing and audiovisual essays have also appeared in Fandor Keyframe, MUBI Notebook, Shangri-la, LOLA, Frames, Contrapicado, Lumière, Blogs & Docs, La Fuga, De Filmkrant and books on Chantal Akerman, Bong Joon-ho, Philippe Garrel and Paul Schrader.
Adrian Martin is Adjunct Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University (Australia), and lives in Vilassar de Mar as a freelance writer and audiovisual artist. He is the author of seven books, the most recent being Mise en scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art (Palgrave). His regular columns appear in Caiman and De Filmkrant. He is Co-Editor of LOLA journal, and of the book Movie Mutations (BFI, 2003).
8 March 2016, 6.30pm ACMI Studio 1
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