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REDroom REDux lecture

REDroom REDux lecture

Garcia, Mark (2018) REDroom REDux lecture. In: Hawksmoor International Lecture Series, 23 Mar 2018, University Of Greenwich, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Twin Peaks by David Lynch, Mark Frost (and others) is a multimedia contemporary gesamtkunstwerk spanning over 25 years, 3 television series totalling 48 episodes, a feature-length international film (Fire Walk With Me) and 5 fiction books. As the first part of his forthcoming Quadryptych of lectures and short films on the Twin Peaks universe, Mark Garcia created a 107 minute digital film on Lynch's iconic ‘Redroom’. Based on the digital-film editing methods of Christian Marclay and Douglas Gordon and the precedent of Joseph Cornell’s ‘Rose Hobart’, Mark surveyed all the relevant primary Lynchian materials as well as most of the relevant secondary (both hard-copy and online/internet/digital) historical, theoretical, spatial and aesthetic research on the topic of the Redroom and Twin Peaks itself. Using a non-chronological sequencing, this set of clips was spliced together to form a new film using a rigorous second-by-second cutting, post-production and re-editing of over 43 hours of the original Twin Peaks audio-visual material. The 7 editing rules/constraints deployed ruthlessly, relentlessly and reliably are detailed in the lecture itself.

The screening was preceded by a 90 minute lecture as a critical and genealogical analysis of the research around and the historical, theoretical and philosophical issues and interpretations of the ‘Redroom’ itself. The original contribution of the lecture was a posthuman-diagrammatological theorisation and a multimedia diagrammatic presentation of the lecture and analysis of the spaces of the Redroom itself. This created using a detailed subtraction and reassemblage of the semiotically significant details included in the 43 hours of the Twin Peaks video (as well as all the other secondary Twin Peaks materials) authored (Lynch & Frost). The 90 minute heavily montaged/collaged and re-assemblagic lecture (provided) details its aesthetic, design, cultural, historiographical, theoretical, methodological, innovative/neoteric content and significance further.

This film and lecture are the only examples known of their kind in existence in relation to the Twin Peaks cycle and its related, cannonic secondary research. This provides an entirely new and multimedia originally postcritical, and unique hermeneutic and deconstruction of the Twin Peaks works and an innovative history, theory and role of the Redroom within it, as a whole.

The internet/social media dissemination of the film and lecture event led to requests for book proposals on this topic/research project from:
ZONE Books (John Hunt Publishing) - Single Authored Monograph
Princeton Architectural Press - Single Authored Monograph
Lexington Books - Edited Collection/Anthology

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cinema, film, video, art, David Lynch, interior design, Twin Peaks, posthumanisms, diagrams, editing, post-critical Redroom, scenography, set design, sound design, sound art, history theory, urban design, philosophy
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Digital Arts, Research & Enterprise (DARE)
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