Anyone familiar with David Lynch’s (b. 1946, USA) enigmatic visual language will identify similarities between this series of photographs and his iconic films. Featuring black and white interiors and exteriors of industrial structures, the exhibition exudes his unique cinematic style through dark and brooding images.
Shot in various locations including Germany, Poland, New York, New Jersey and England, the works depict the labyrinthine passages, detritus and decay of these man-made structures – haunting cathedrals of a bygone industrial era slowly being taken over by nature.
The exhibition is the first European showcasing of this project and is accompanied by one of Lynch’s sound installations.
David Lynch: The Factory Photographs is curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz, a curator and author based in Munich, Germany.
[din comunicatul de presă al expoziţiei, publicat de Photographers’ Gallery, Londra, unde fotografiile lui Lynch pot fi vizitate până în 30 martie 2014]
The Factory Photographs este editat de Prestel şi este primul album de fotografie al lui David Lynch. Poate fi comandat de pe Amazon la preţul de 45$. Din cele peste 200 de pagini ale albumul, am adunat câteva fotografii, unele cu o scurtă descriere:
Iron electricity pylons, photographed in northern England in the early 1990s.
An abandoned factory in Los Angeles in 1980.
Shot in Berlin, Poland, New York, New Jersey, and England from 1980 to 2000, these 80 black-and-white images depict desolate industrial landscapes without a human soul in sight. A power plant in the late 1980s in northern England belches steam.
“These images have an enormous beauty in their patterns and textures,” Giloy-Hirtz says. “They’re very haptic and painterly.” New Jersey.
“Every work ‘talks’ to you, and if you listen to it, it will take you places you never dreamed of,” Lynch says in the press release. Smoke and power lines, 2000.
“I just like going into strange worlds. A lot more happens when you open yourself up to the work and let yourself act and react to it,” Lynch says in the exhibit’s release.
“I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste,” Lynch writes in the book.
Photo © David Lynch