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See the surreal scenes of David Lynch in Budapest this spring

Photo : David Lynch / SmallStories: Interior #1

An exhibition of works by cult American filmmaker David Lynch will be opening the Budapest Photo Festival this spring. The event honours Hungary’s pictorial heritage, bringing together acknowledged representatives of the art and their audience for two whole months. Lynch’s own “Small Stories” conjures up the nightmarish underworld of amorphous creatures and murky corners familiar from his early cinema. Event and exhibition will be on view between 1 March and 2 June at the Kunsthalle.

Surrealism, esoteria, dreams and reality – once again David Lynch is letting his fantasy fly. His photo series Small Stories was created in 2014 for the Paris Photo Week at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and has only been on display three times altogether.

Photo: David Lynch / SmallStories: Head #2

Similarly to his films, these images are dominated by dreams, seeking a connection between the subconscious and reality. Photo montages provide the basis for Lynch’s surreal visions, while portraits and reimagined reproductions are also in focus. Creating dimensions of time and space, together the pictures make up a universe already familiar from the films of Lynch.

Photo: David Lynch / SmallStories: Thinking of Childhood

A psychedelic journey through the world of emotions, humour, playfulness and restlessness, Small Stories also unveils memories and scars from the past.



District XIV. Dózsa György út 37.

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