The David Lynch Foundation Brings Sandro Miller’s Psychogenic Fugue to New York City

The Festival of Disruption is partnering with Joshua Liner Gallery in Manhattan to bring the NYC premiere of Sandro MillerPsychogenic Fugue to the general public. Opening the day before David Lynchs Festival of Disruption on May 17th and closing on the 19th, the exhibition will feature large-scale photographs of Miller‘s longtime collaborator John Malkovichposed as iconic David Lynch characters. CLICK HERE to take a look.

To kick off the exhibition, Sandro Miller and Bob Roth (CEO of the David Lynch Foundation) will attend a celebratory reception on the day of its opening. The gathering is open to the public and will be held at the Joshua Liner Gallery between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, May 17. The exhibition itself will run between 11am – 8pm on Thursday, and between 11am – 6pm on Friday and Saturday, before closing. CLICK HERE for more information.

“A psychogenic fugue is a dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to create a new life,” explains Miller on the concept behind the collaboration. “During the fugue there is no memory of a former life and, upon recovering from the fugue, there is no memory of events during the dissociative state. What can one do with a woman that loves logs and John Malkovich?”

Much like the Festival of Disruption, which gives fans insight into the unique world of David Lynchthrough music, art, and performance, the photos were taken in a collaboration between Squarespace and the David Lynch Foundation to raise funds for the charity.

This year’s Festival of Disruption, the third iteration of the immersive event curated entirely by auteur filmmaker/artist David Lynch, will take place May 19th – 20th at Brooklyn Steel and feature a number of unique and noteworthy performances. In addition to rare solo sets by Angel Olsenand My Morning Jacket singer/guitarist Jim James, the festival boasts a lineup that includes Animal CollectiveFlying Lotus, electronic artist Jon Hopkins, and Au Revoir Simone, whose appearance at Festival of Disruption will be their first New York performance in four years. CLICK HERE for tickets.

The event will also feature art exhibitions, talks, and screenings, both with David Lynch (Rare Short Films) himself as well as with special guests: Gregory Crewdson (There But Not There),Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet)Naomi Watts, and David OReilly.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, and under-served urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. The Foundation has reached more than 500,000 people since its founding in 2005. For additional information on the work of the Foundation, or to subscribe for news about its programs and events, visit:

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