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Dismaland: Banksy’s authentic face of sarcastic rebellion

by | 24th, August 2015

One of the elusive tickets to the Banksy show in Weston Super Mare which was visable on the Dismaland website but unpurchaseable for all of the day. See SWNS story SWBANKSY; The public flooded into Banksy's new pop-up exhibition  with some queuing for HALF A MILE to see the creation inside a derelict swimming pool. The graffiti artist's show, called 'Dismaland', a sinister twist on the Disneyland theme park with a remarkably similar branded logo, was revealed to 1,000 lucky locals. Residents, within a limited postcode, queued for more than half a mile, in a bid to exchange a voucher, printed in the local paper, for one of the golden tickets. The doors will open to the rest of the public today (Sat) though tickets for the sessions proved difficult to buy yesterday (Fri) due to the large amount of traffic to the website.

 

What do we think about Banksy’s Dismaland theme park in Western-Super-Mare’s Tropicana.? So edgy is it that before the great unwashed were allowed inside, there was a private party for stars and the rich who collect his work. Jack Black was there. Glastonbury Festival adminstrator Emily Eavis was there. Actor Nicholas Hoult was there.

You see. Edgy.

The brochure invites paying visitors (using actual coin of the realm and not Mickey Mouse money):

Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out?

Well keep looking, Average Family. Stay in the rain-mortared car and have a row.

Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum. In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well.

Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus—a bemusement park. A theme park who’s big theme is: theme parks should have bigger themes…

They do. Banksy assures use that the big theme at Disney is globalism, free markets, capitalism, cheap travel, cheap protein and feminism- the princesses are always the stars. Disney also liked atomic bombs . How’s that for edgy? Walt sees your dystopian wasteland, Banksy, and raises you millions dead and nothingness.

This event contains adult themes, distressing imagery, extended use of strobe lighting, smoke effects and swearing. The following items are strictly prohibited: knives, spraycans, illegal drugs, and lawyers from the Walt Disney corporation.

Probably because soulless lawyers for Walt Disney’s would find this vision of Hell a welcome escape from the contents of the evil in their own heads.

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