miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2015

DISMALAND



Of all the world's dodgy amusement parks, "Dismaland" might be the best.

Don't bring the kids, though. With Cinderella's corpse (coach crash) and an elderly woman being devoured by birds, it's not exactly family friendly.

The "bemusement park," which opened Thursday, is described by its mysterious street-artist creator, Banksy, as "a festival of art, amusements, and entry-level anarchism."

Dismaland is located in the English town of Weston-super-mare in a disused swimming facility.

According to the parks droll website, legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation are strictly prohibited from entering.

The photos below, taken by Toby Melville for Reuters, show the grim site in all its dystopic, grisly glory.

British artist Banksy has been doing street art all over the world for more than 20 years, but his identity remains a mystery.
A gloomy castle that looks like it's seen better days towers over the other attractions.

A performer is pictured at the TSA-style entrance to Dismaland.

Visitors should expect a thorough pat down to gain access to the park.

Many of the art pieces are sharp critiques on modern amusement. This one appears to take a shot at Sea World, which was ripped apart by the 2013 documentary "Blackfish."

This installation, called "Big Rig Jig," depicts two oil trucks entwined in a frantic dance.










The art furthers the park's sarcastic take on consumerism and amusement.


There are many dark sculptural pieces as well.

Tempting ... but then again, maybe not.

The pop-up park and exhibition will be open until September 27, with tickets costing £3 ($4.70).

This work depicting a boat of refugees, plus one floating in the water, is a comment on Europe's refugee crisis.



The park includes galleries facetiously billed as, "The finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town," and they include installations and pieces by well-known artists.

Cinderella's coach has crashed outside her grungy castle, making quite a scene.



Banksy's Dismaland









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