Lynch letter to Alex
I saw the latest movie from David lynch and it just struck me
how much his film work is like mine and also how different.
In " Mulholland Drive " like in his other movies.
David Lynch looks at spacetime with an elastic prospective.
This stretchs the mind and creates a certain internal freedom.
But Lynch is not able to get beyond this vision. America is
seen from a series of psychotic dislocations.. It's the view
of the shizophrenic. Not the shaman. The shaman and the saint
see spacetime as elastic too, but move forward towards a progressive
psychic unification. Not a progressive psychic fragmentation.
uses his creative tools to to reflect honestly on the underside
of America. It's an honest and critical vision, but my works
use also many of Lynch's elastic spacetimes devices and besides
making an honest reflection of the planet's underside. It moves
on to a positive vision of the universe as a whole. It also
makes positive aswell as negative observations about the inter-connections
between human and non-human realms. Also between possible alien
and human worlds.
is a social critic and experimental artist like myself, but
he cannot get beyond the mind of the schizophrenic. He uses
the shchizoprenic mind to explore alternate cognitive realities.
I prefer to use the shamanic mind. This can sometimes lead to
the world of the saints. Lynch's world cannot. There is a steady
progression in my work from the playful and elastic spacetime
of Little Monk to the increasingly unconventional and elastic
spacetime of Harvest to the RADICAL and elastic spacetime of
Two Short Stories. Now with distance and the help of David Lynch
I can see the development arc of my art very clearly.
Lynch I like to cross-cut between different stories and spacetimes.
This laberyinth art style is a favorite of mine and also Lynch,
but the aims of this style are different for Lynch and me. I'm
going for a more global and galactic kind of vision. Lynch stays
in America and he and I occasionally meet in dreamtime. But
Lynch is the artistic son of Salvador Dali. I am the artistic
son of James Joyce and I'm using Joyce's spirit and techniques
to get to where I want to go.
have no idea whether Lynch is playing in Minsk, but see Mulholland
Drive if you can. It stretches the mind and elevates the commercial
pop world of hollywood to new and honest artistic heights. I'm
aiming a little higher. My non-linear excursion is pointing
to a strange new universal enviornment. But both Lynch and I
both want the same thing: want both want more internal freedom.