Dismaland is controversial as a marshmallow

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The critical system presents itself as a luxury commodity pertaining to the very logic it denounces.(…) I believe that today there is more to be sought and found in the investigation of this power than in the endless task of unmasking fetishes or the endless demostration of the omnipotence of the beast.

Jacques Rancière, The Emancipated Spectator

Is this the best course we can be served by our contemporary enfants terribles? Is there still some room to be scandalised, is there such a thing as a bourgeois moral to be defied, is still there somebody without sin who can throw his stone first?

It’s not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster. Why do we always need disasters? Aren’t disasters what happens after all reasoning fails? If by disaster we mean disruption, I’d like to know how something like this would in any way disrupt my life and my beliefs… Where does this need for shoddy hackneyed mixture of literal alleged childhood nightmares come from? I am bored already… Next please!

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