Dismaland vol.1

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By Creators’ Lounge staff Yui Yoshikawa(Torocal Girls / トロカル女子)

Banksy is an “unknown graphic artist” who has attracted attention with his guerrilla art performance.
He produced what could be said as a worst theme park “Dismaland”, where he satirized the worlds best theme park “Disneyland”. It was opened only for 5weeks and attracted people’s attention all over the world.

グラフィックアーティストとしてゲリラ的なパフォーマンスを行うことで知られている覆面アーティスト・Banksy。彼のプロデュースにより、最高のホスピタリティでおなじみのDisneylandを風刺した史上最低のテーマパーク”Dismaland”を5週間限定で開園し、世界の注目を集めた。
(※Dismalとは陰気な・憂鬱なという意味である)

58 artists from across 17 countries, which includes UK, Sweden, Isreal, and Canada participated in creating Dismaland.
Dismaland was held in WSM (Weston-Super-Mare) which takes about 3hours by bus to the west side of London. WSM is a small town facing the Bristol Channel.

UKをはじめ、スウェーデンやイスラエル、カナダなど世界17カ国から58名のArtistが参加したDismaland。会場はLondonからバスで約3時間、西に向かった所にあるWeston-Super-Mare(以下WSM).海に面した小さな街で、とても観光地とは言い難い様子である。

Dismaland

We would consider a theme park plus sunny weather as the best combination. But “Dismaland” suited a cloudy weather. I could feel a dismal atmosphere before I even entered the park.

“テーマパーク”といえば晴天に越したことないが、Dismalamdは曇り空がよく似合う。入園から、いや入園前からDismalな雰囲気が漂っている。

Dismaland

Dismaland

When I passed through the security check that was made out of cutting boards, the staff said to me “Enjoy”. (Actually, that was without any emotion)

段ボールで作り上げられた荷物検査場を通り向けると無愛想なStaffから「Enjoy」と送り出される。驚く程乾いたEnjoyである。

Dismaland

Dismaland

Dismaland

http://dismaland.co.uk/






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