Banksy’s Dismaland: Artistic Genius Or Anarchistic Amusement?
Infamous street artist Banksy unveiled his newest project on Thursday hailed as the ‘UK’s worst tourist attraction’ set in the abandoned Tropicana swimming resort in the dreary town of Western-super-Mare with staff just as glum as the surroundings. Teaming up with 50 fellow artists Banksy puts a dark spin on popular family attractions and is running the park for just 5 weeks with ticket prices at an affordable £3 each and if you’re not sure what to expect the brochure sums up the experience perfectly:
“Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? 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…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.”