An exhibition celebrating the centennial of Freud's visit to Coney Island and the concept of amusement parks as repositories of society's dreams.

Beloff's work is focused around the activities of the Coney Island Psychoanalytic Society, a small group of Freud followers that have become immortalised in urban legend.

Albert Grass, the visionary founder of the society, had read about Freud's trip to Coney Island and was inspired to begin designing his own amusement park, based on the psychoanalyst's theories of dream formation.

Titled 'Dreamland', Grass' project never came into fruition and his plans disappeared into obscurity until Beloff's research into the society led her to stumble upon the drawings in his notebooks.

A working model of the amusement park, recreated from Grass' original designs, is one of the key features of the exhibition.

Beloff's investigations also uncovered 'dream films' made by some of its members, as well as drawings, letters and many other unusual objects which are also on display.

Grundy Art Gallery

Queen Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1PX

01253 478 170

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Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Bank Holidays, 11am – 4pm

Free to all

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Valid to 31 December 2019


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