Artist, filmmaker, coffee connoisseur, and yoga wear designer David Lynch has a major solo show this fall at his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), where his exhibition “The Unified Field” is due to open September 13. In order to stoke anticipation, as if his zany Ice Bucket Challenge video hadn’t already done the trick, he has released a characteristically ominous video trailer for the show.
The minute-long trailer shows Lynch lying down with his fists clenched, as if bound, delivering the practical information regarding the exhibition in the trademark backwards-speak that has become a staple of his moving image work since the iconic dream sequences of his series Twin Peaks. As he does this, releasing floating white balls from his fists like a juggler in zero gravity, helpful captions translate the show details into intelligible words.
The exhibition, which will run through January 11, 2015, marks Lynch’s first solo show at a US museum, and will feature some 90 paintings and works on paper, including works he made during his time as a student at the PAFA, in the mid- to late-1960s. Among the works on view will be a number of early works that have never been displayed publicly before, and short films he shot in Philadelphia.
Watch the trailer for David Lynch’s Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts video:
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