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David Lynch, Manchester International Festival review: dive inside a great director's deranged mind

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'Her Shadow Began to Change and Then it Happened': a 2018 artwork by David Lynch
'Her Shadow Began to Change and Then it Happened': a 2018 artwork by David Lynch Credit: David Lynch

Even if you didn’t know that David Lynch started out as an artist, it would come as no surprise. Films such as Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive have a visual life of their own: they break the rules of conventional film language in ways so idiosyncratic and indefinably “abstract” that they still startle decades on.

Lynch, who studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, has kept his art and film careers going side by side over five decades. But a show of over 60 works at Manchester’s HOME gallery is Britain’s first proper chance to see what his art looks like and how it relates to his films. Anyone looking for insights into the mind that produced Twin Peaks and The Elephant Man won’t...

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