Watch Dismaland — The Official Unofficial Film, A Cinematic Journey Through Banksy’s Apocalyptic Theme Park

After a frus­trat­ing day spent deal­ing with a tena­cious ghost in my two-year-old lap­top, I’d much rather vis­it the drea­ry bemuse­ment park, Dis­ma­land, than that soul­less, slick-sur­faced “genius” bar. It just feels more real, some­how.

Sad­ly for those of us in gloomy, defeatist moods, Dis­ma­land, the artist Banksy’s high con­cept, mul­ti­ple acre instal­la­tion, was nev­er intend­ed to be a per­ma­nent fix­ture. It went the way of Cinderella’s coach ear­li­er this fall, but not before pho­tog­ra­ph­er Jamie Bright­more man­aged to squeeze in amongst the great throngs of British curios­i­ty seek­ers, cam­era in hand.

The weath­er was drea­ry for his three vis­its, and a secu­ri­ty guard denud­ed him of his tri­pod, but he still man­aged to cap­ture the dystopi­an scene on behalf of arm­chair trav­el­ers every­where. A cat­a­logue of hor­rors awaits you above in Dis­ma­land: The Offi­cial Unof­fi­cial Film. He also paid close atten­tion to the sound design of the apoc­a­lyp­tic get­away, under­stand­ing the audio com­po­nent to such grim exhibits as Relent­less Paparazzi and the hor­ri­fy­ing mer­ry-wheel, Cor­po­rate Scan­dal.

The artist, a true Dis­ma­teer, shares more about his time at the least hap­py place on earth here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Banksy Cre­ates a Tiny Repli­ca of The Great Sphinx Of Giza In Queens

Pat­ti Smith Presents Top Web­by Award to Banksy; He Accepts with Self-Mock­ing Video

Ayun Hal­l­i­day is an author, illus­tra­tor, and Chief Pri­ma­tol­o­gist of the East Vil­lage Inky zine. Her play, Fawn­book, opens in New York City lat­er this fall. Fol­low her @AyunHalliday

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