Banksy has put together this “dystopian tourist attraction” featuring art from a long list of famous artists (including his, of course). I love Banky’s work (you can read my review of Exit Through The Gift Shop HERE). I did a “Banksy tour” of London years ago to see some of his most famous street art and I WANT TO GO TO DISMALAND!!!!
There’s a very good article about the whole thing at This Is Colossal so take a look at that link if you’re at all interested & live anywhere near Weston-Super-Mare. There’s loads of info, a video & lots of photos.
It’s very likely that reading that article will be your only way of experiencing Dismaland. So far, demand is very high and there are long queues to get in as the official website is experiencing problems and people have been unable to buy tickets. Ha! Rumor has it that even that is all part of the Dismaland experience. How very Banksy! I love it! So I’m extremely unlikely to experience Dismaland first-hand as I live nowhere near there (plus I can’t imagine Disney letting this stay open for long!!!) but just knowing of its existence puts a smile on my face. Which is kind of missing the point. Or is it?! Who knows. Gotta love art! 🙂
This was just on the news last night and my jaw dropped! Yet another reason why I want to visit the UK.
Hehe. Well… the whole of the UK is pretty dismal so you would love it! 😉 Yeah – isn’t this awesome?! I so wish I lived closer to it but it’s just too far to travel with no guarantee of getting in.
Maybe once the hoopla dies down a little?
Maybe! But then school will be back on so it’s not looking likely unless it’s a long weekend journey. Will give it a try if at all possible! 🙂
I’m so with you. I want to go to here SO SO badly!!! I had the Disney convo with a friend when I posted about this on Facebook – it might be okay for a few reasons: 1) I have to assume Banksy’s manager, etc. at the least checked laws to see how to skirt the issue if not outright avoid it 2) it could very well fall under parody law and 3) it’s art and not an amusement park. Here’s hoping anyway. 😉 Incredibly jealous of everyone in that area right now though, lol.
I know – isn’t this great?! I want to go sooo badly too but, with there being no guarantee of getting in, it really is too far to travel (plus, you certainly can’t bring a kid… Do you know about the Cinderella bit? Lol!). I do hope you’re right & they manage to keep it open for a while. It’s possible. Plus then maybe I’d get a chance to go. 🙂
Huh, I’d just assumed this was in London and moved on. Which I think goes to show where the vast majority of arts/culture events in the UK get centred, for good or ill.
Don’t know if that information really affects my chances of trying to visit it, but I still wanted to register my surprise!
Banksy likes to do things around where he grew up. 🙂 Liverpool is also quite artistic! Now I wish I lived closer to Weston-Super-Mare as I REALLY want to see this! 🙂
I really want to go as well! I think that Little Mermaid statue is genius.
Yep! Love it! I like the pictures I saw of Cinderella inside the castle even more, though… Lol 🙂
I was talking about this to Mr O and his mum yesterday. We are all dying to go!
Me too! 🙂 It sounds unlikely that we’d be able to get in easily, though… 😉
Can I come?
Of course! Are you driving? I don’t drive! 🙂
Shit, me neither.
There’s a horror film in that. Eric’s next project?! Hitching to Hell!
Ha! Does sound like an IPC production… 🙂
But maybe we turn out to be the killers? Or we turn killer when in danger or something? Yes. That’d work.
That sounds good! But Eric will probably make us get naked…. !
I suppose I could agree to that. Scarlett Johansson would be a good fit for mine! 🙂
sounds like my cup of tea; my favourite feature will be crashed princess and paparazzi frenzy.
Lol. Yeah – I saw photos of that. I so want to see this in person! 🙂
I want to go!
Me too! Looks like it’s really not gonna happen, though. 😦 Which is kind of the point as it’s all about disappointment, I guess. Lol
Makes me think of one of my all time favourite moments of Metalocalypse:
Hahaha! That was funny! What IS that???? 🙂
Metalocalypse… it’s this ridiculously amusing show about this metal band, Dethklok, that has this whole secret government organisation type thing trying to stop them from taking over the world, though they have no idea that they are doing it. It’s freaking hilarious, especially if you are a metalhead. I suppose if you can appreciate alternative music, you can appreciate this. Lol!
I LOVE the sound of it!!!!! I gotta track it down! 🙂
DO IT FOR GLORY!