Friday, October 2, 2009

Well, Barnum has his work cut out for him. This isn't exactly art... it's just kind of crazy.

5 comments:

Excaliborn7 said...

Amazing. I really love this story. Would like to talk more about this in class.

Sydney said...

I think is art. According to what we have come to term art: it is any social experiement and here there is clearly an experiment going on. They are all dressed up like Umpa Loompas... I think its great

Sydney said...

But also scandalous!

Paul said...
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Excaliborn7 said...

I don't think I would call this an experiment, since it's a group of people that have chosen to lead actually lead their lives this way indefinitely. This is surprising, maybe even shocking. But it is more than an experiment. I would say it's more like a real organization or corporation (since it is monetizing and provides a livelihood for its inhabitants) than it is an experiment. It is fascinating, and represents a new direction/concept/idea and in that way it is very much like the innovation we look for in art.