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Tim Burton’s Labyrinth: Immersive exhibition exploring filmmaker’s dark creative universe opens in Brussels on 20 October
An immersive exhibition involving a labyrinth experience showcasing different themes from American director Tim Burton’s work is set to open at Tour & Taxis on 20 October.
A maze of rooms will contain original artworks and employ technology, lights, sound and scenography from his celebrated filmography.
Since the 1980s, Burton has been behind some of the most famous and acclaimed dark fantasy movies, frequently occupying a gothic world with some highly-memorable cunning and chilling villains.
Visitors will be able to wander freely around the upcoming show, following one of 300 possible routes that together explore the mind of the creative director. Whichever course they choose, they will encounter some of his favourite characters and environments.
As director, producer, writer and artist, Burton has entertained children and adults with films such as Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Behind the multiple doors, rooms with the artist's creations include sets, life-size statues, costumes and original drawings.
“A hundred original works, all created by Tim Burton, are offered to visitors throughout a playful, colourful and enchanting journey,” according to organisers.
The itinerant exhibition arrives in Brussels after welcoming more than 500,000 visitors in Madrid and Paris.
The duration of the visit is between 45 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the path chosen. Designed for all ages, the exhibition is staged by the Spanish company Letsgo in collaboration with Tim Burton.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday, tickets cost from €17.60 to €26, depending on the day and the category. They are on sale from 30 August at www.timburtonexhibition.com.
Photos: Tim Burton exhibition ©Fabian Morasut