David Lynch & Danger Mouse – Dark Night Of The Soul

David Lynch and Danger Mouse have collaborated on their first project in the form of an installation at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

David Lynch - Untitled (Little Girl #3) - 2009
David Lynch, Untitled (Little Girl #3), 2009.

Fifty of Lynch’s photographs were mounted on aluminum and displayed in small groups throughout the two room exhibition. The pieces are untitled but make reference to tracks from the album “Dark Night of the Soul” that Danger Mouse mixed with the pop band Sparklehorse. The album will be playing in the gallery for the duration of the show.

David Lynch - Untitled (Insane Lullaby #4) - 2009
David Lynch, Untitled (Insane Lullaby #4), 2009.

The bulk of the action in the imagery is centralized within the composition. This bespeaks a significant difference between Lynch’s still and moving images. Lynch refers to still photography in his films when the scene breaks down into a solitary focus with spectral sounds. The prints in this exhibit along with the background music evoke the sensation of his films while maintaining a presence all their own.

David Lynch - Untitled (The Man Who Played God #1) - 2009
David Lynch, Untitled (The Man Who Played God #1), 2009.

A limited edition book of Lynch’s visuals for the album has been released and is available here. Due to an ongoing dispute with a record company, the music that Danger Mouse produced has not been released. In place of the album, the book is supplemented with a recordable compact disc. Each copy of the book is clearly labelled, “For legal reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.”

David Lynch - Untitled (Revenge #4) - 2009
David Lynch, Untitled (Revenge #4), 2009.

David Lynch & Danger Mouse
Dark Night of the Soul
30 June – 11 July 2009
Michael Kohn Gallery
Los Angeles

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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