- 26 Oct 2023
- 3 minute read
At Halloween, monsters, ghosts and other strange creatures crawl from under the bed and out of the closet. People dress up as their favourite scary character. However, not everyone find inspiration for this. This year, that might not be a problem. Come like lightning to TIM BURTON The Labyrinth! Nowhere do you see more unusual and strange creatures than in the mind of the acclaimed director.
Burton studied Character Animation at the University of California. He did not start his career as a director, but as an apprentice at Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles. Over the years, his sketches, photographs and paintings became an integral part of his creative process. Many of the colourful characters that sprang from his imagination never made it to the screen. In Tim Burton's Labyrinth, they get the attention they deserve. The focus is not only on Burton's filmography, but also on his artworks. Visitors really get to dive into Tim Burton's brain and access his inner world and creative process. This is the perfect source to get inspiration for Halloween!
Every day is Halloween isn't it? For some of us. – Tim Burton
Tim Burton's Labyrinth combines an exhibition, an immersive experience and film scenes. Here, immersive should really be understood as 'compelling'. You traverse Burton's various universes that leave no one untouched. Then, of course, there is the physical aspect. Objects, figures, the rooms and walls with different materials and lights. This is not an exhibition where you are surrounded by video screens. You will see costumes, life-size characters, sets, installations, original artworks, texts and animations.
Your own journey
During a normal visit, you walk through 15 different themed rooms covering Burton's entire career – from his first short film 'Vincent', to classic live-action films like 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Batman', to beloved stop-motion and animated films like 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'Corpse Bride'. But, it is not for nothing that it is a labyrinth. Each room leads you to a wondrous experience and only you determine your route. So pick the doors you open carefully! With so-called 'twin rooms' which, although not exactly the same content, belong to the same universe, everyone gets a unique and personal experience. Each room contains about ten original works, some of which have never been exhibited before. Everyone will see their favourite film, anyway. Tim Burton has made many films, of course, and not every one of them made it to the exhibition. So if you miss something, it is because it is not in the exhibition, and not because you chose the wrong door.
Travel through dark and magical worlds, (re)discover various colourful characters and lose yourself in the incredible worlds of this American film director's extensive oeuvre. Part art exhibition, part play, Tim Burton's Labyrinth is the ideal outing for the whole family this Halloween season. Definitely dig up your favourite costume because the crazier, the better you fit in.