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Watch: David Lynch Crops Back Up for Short ‘Idem Paris’

Written by on February 12, 2013 

Like many who’ve been acquainted with his work, I find myself, one way or the other, thinking about David Lynch nearly every day. (True story: he actually came to mind as I was brushing my teeth this morning.) Though not without shades of truth, it’d be wrong to say this is merely a testament to a body of work created somewhere over 30 years — because, for a filmmaker whose last major work came in 2006, we’re really talking about someone who knows how to leave their stamp.

As part of the continuing trend where he doesn’t actually do another movie but, instead, commits time to shorts, albums, illustrations, or tweets, we have a new piece: Idem Paris, itself a black-and-white look at a French lithograph company printing one of Lynch‘s original works. It’s almost dialogue-free and, even for him, without a huge level of context, instead putting dedication to the visual and sonic overlap created by a long process with short results. Art reflecting art, motion, symmetry, ideas.

Watch it below (via Twitch):

Here are Lynch‘s comments regarding Idem Paris:

“Hervé Chandès from the Fondation Cartier brought me over to Idem and introduced me to Patrice Forest. I see this incredible place, and I get the opportunity to work there. And this was like a dream! It just opened up this brand-new world of the lithography and the magic of lithography, the magic of the stones. And it was a great, great thing! This thing of lithography, this channel of lithography opened up and a bunch of ideas came flowing out and it led to about a hundred lithographs. I will say that Idem printing studio has a unique, very special mood, and it is so conducive to creating. Patrice has the greatest attitude for all the artists and he creates this space of freedom and this joy of creating. It’s so beautiful! And I think the place is very important–in other words, the same stone could be moved to another place, and I think that the work that comes out would be different. It’s a combination of the stone, the place, the people, this mood, and out comes these certain ideas.”

What are your impressions of his next piece?

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