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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Aug 20 09:46 PM

August 20th, 2015: Dismaland

No, you didn't misread that, it's Dismaland by Banksy. A Dystopian Theme Park in Weston-super-Mare, UK, for about a month.



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WESTON-SUPER-MARE — Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainbow-colored pinwheel tangled in plastic—suggested something big was afoot. Suspicion and anticipation surrounding the unusual activity attributed to fabled artist and provocateur Banksy has reached a Willy Wonka-esque fervor. Well, if Banksy’s your bag, continue fervoring. If not, there’s more than a few reasons to continue reading.

The spectacle has since been revealed to be a pop-up art exhibition in the form of an apocalyptic theme park titled Dismaland (“The UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction”) that will be open to the public for five weeks.
There's many more pictures, even one of Sundae feeding the pigeons, plus ticket/hours information at Colossal.

Quote:
In addition to art there are a few rides, completely impossible fair games, interactive artworks, random live performances and unexpected spectacles happening throughout the day. The entire exhibition is staffed by morose Dismaland employees who seem completely uninterested in being helpful or informative. Getting in requires an uncomfortably awkward NSA-esque screening, and even trying to find the exit required a near herculean effort.

I had the honor of helping curate a particularly fun part of Dismaland: a program of 24 short films shown on a massive outdoor cinema that will play on a loop day and night. Films include shorts by Santiago Grasso & Patricio Plaza, Kirsten Lepore, The Mercadantes, Ze Frank, Adrien M. & Claire B., Black Sheep Films, and Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.
Banksy has always been about the irony in the world, but now he's rich he can do it on a grand scale.
Better watch out for hit mice, though.


BigV  Thursday Aug 20 10:05 PM

That looks completely *AWESOME *!!!



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 21 02:33 AM

There's more pictures here.



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