As a filmmaker, artist and musician, David Lynch works across pre-existing boundaries. Painting in Perpetual Motion: Art, Film, TV and David Lynch will explore Lynch’s practice and his legacy at the crossing point between art and film.

We've got a special screening of Blue Velvet taking place at The Empire, Middlesbrough’s opulent Victorian palace of varieties; Martin Testar, Director of Photography for Jane and Louise Wilson’s The Toxic Camera will be running a cinematography workshopaward winning artist and director Shezad Dawood will be in conversation; and don't miss a guide to drinking in Twin Peaks!

Painting in Perpetual Motion is a programme of conversations, workshops, screenings, discussions and commissioned writing developed and produced by Northern Film & Media and mima and will run across February and March 2015 to coincide with mima’s exhibition David Lynch Naming.


Details about the organisations and partners behind Painting in Perpetual Motion


Find out more about the people involved in the Painting in Perpetual Motion

Events Archive

Find out about the programme of conversations, workshops, screenings and discussions here.


A selection of writing documenting talks and events from Painting in Perpetual Motion: Art, Film, TV and David Lynch


A selection of footage from previous events, talks and workshops