The David Lynch Foundation's Festival of Disruption made its NYC debut at Brooklyn Steel on May 19-20, 2018 for the powerful third iteration of the immersive festival experience. Curated by David Lynch, the festival featured a hand-selected line-up of artists, performers, film screenings, meditation, and art including the Eraserhead Experience.
Images courtesy of David Lynch Foundation and Yeah Field Trip!
Upon arrival to the Festival of Disruption, attendees were greeted by dramatic black velvet drapery, inviting audiences to enter the world of David Lynch’s 1977 surrealist cinematic creation, Eraserhead. Presented by the David Lynch Foundation, The Criterion Collection, Polaroid Originals, and Bang & Olufsen; The Eraserhead Experience transported participants into Lynch's "dream of dark and troubling things.” Produced by Experiential Director Nathaly Charria, the high-touchpoint activation lured audiences into The Criterion Collection’s director approved restoration of Eraserhead screened on BeoVision Eclipse, courtesy of Bang & Olufsen.
Photos by Char Alfonzo
After stepping through the black drapes and setting foot on the hand-painted checkered floor, guests were surprised to find themselves on-stage, immersed in the realm of the iconic black & white film. In this key-moment the participant becomes The Lady in The Radiator. Through meticulous attention to detail and custom set design provided by Charria and her team, this multi-sensory experiential activation brought to life the feeling that “In heaven, everything is fine.”
To emphasize the instilled feeling of nostalgia, attendees were photographed with one-of-a-kind Polaroid picture, courtesy of Polaroid Originals.
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 (PTS), and underserved urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. The Foundation has reached more than 500,000 people since founding in 2005. For additional information on the work of the Foundation, or to subscribe for news about its programs and events, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org