Video Fix: “David Lynch – The Treachery of Language”

June 20, 2018 9:23 am

David Lynch, a world-famous filmmaker known for his big-screen and TV works of a very peculiar nature (Twin Peaks, anyone?), has always had a unique love-hate relationship with language. He uses it sporadically, seemingly without a pattern; he distances himself from it, only to greet it with open arms later.

Because of the existence of entropy as a form of informational ambiguity, translating meanings into words presupposes losses. In Lynch’s universe, these losses are transformed into new artistic meanings.

This week’s Video Fix is a visual essay by Grace Lee, which makes a successful attempt to make sense of what is happening between the maestro of surrealist cinema and language.

Written by Dimitri Efremov, a Communication Study Visitor at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Luxembourg) and a student of the Master Programme in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg.

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