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Meets László Beke («From Caspar David Friedrich to Da Vaz»), Director of Mücsarnok, Kunsthalle in Budapest. June-July Exhibition «A semmi öröme - The Joy of Nothing» at Kiscelli Museum. László Beke, Roy Oppenheim and Peter Fitz open the exhibition. Meets István Kantor who dedicates to Da Vaz the bombastic sound structure «A Concert for Filing Cabinets». Publication of the book «Der Wunderblock» by Benteli Verlag, Bern, Switzerland. June meets András Péterffy, Director of Education and Communication at MTV Hungary and Professor at the Catholic University. András Péterffy invites him to a series of 6 interviews («Who is drawing these pictures?») without prior knowledge of location or content at various places in the city of Budapest, a document called «The Budapest Diary», der Vorwärtsgänger. End of July András and Jüg record «The Kiscelli Interview». The summer belongs to Greece. August the film «The Other Eye», a Passage through India, is broadcast by MTV Hungary. 31st August death of his 87 year old mother («I feel an overwhelming weakness»). September Hamburg and Berlin. The film «Short Stories from Moscow» is broadcast by MTV Hungary. October, visits Jurij and Aloena Burak and their Babushkas in Moscow, works in the archive, shoots the film «pf-Erde am Himmel» and «Works in Progress» with his friend and cameraman Jurij Burak at Ulica Radio in Moscow. End of October he is back in Budapest, shoots «Pick and Pen», the Chicken of Babolna, «Gegenständlich Zeichnen für Anfänger». Interview together with Jurij Burak («Life is like a book») on MTV Budapest. November, with Péterffy and the cameramen Jurij Burak, Lászlo Dörflinger, Ernö Nagy he shoots the film «Chickenpicknick», «Gegenständlich Zeichnen für Fortgeschrittene» and the film «Last Night I was Two Cats». Editing with Sandor Gréczi in Budapest. Exhibition Art Room Lengnau CH with Interpretations by Roy Oppenheim. December travels with his family to the Indian wedding of Neetika and Siddharth in New Delhi. The Davatz family moves on to Chandigarh and the Hill Stations Simla, Darjeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok. With two jeeps the travel through North Sikkim to Yumthang and to the border area of Tibet (4600m), to Tashiding and Yuksom in the West. From Siliguri through the plains of the great heat to Phuntsoling from where they take of to the highlands and mountains of the Kingdom of Bhutan where they travel extensively.Finally the family reaches Calcutta, the City of Joy. New Year in Delhi. Fog. While in Darjeeling he is informed by Hungarian TV that he got the award «Prix de Bâle», Prix de la SSR at the 36th Seminar of Europeen TV Stations for Education for his film «The Other Eye», a Passage through India.
In Budapest he meets the film director Sándor Novobáczky.