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Monday, May 25, 2020

PAST POST: Artists' Amusement Park

QUESTION: I am starting an amusement park for artists. What would you want to see? What do you think would draw folk in?

Person 1: Break down the concept for me. How do you mean, an amusement park for artists?

Friend 1: Giant building blocks! Foam ball pit; giant easel, brushes and paint guns
Me: I'm thinking a place that could be a haven and enjoyable place for artists of all types to come and perform/practice/experience their art to entertain/instruct/inspire others.

Person 1: Hm. Well a place for spoken word would be my immediate thought.

Me: Definitely! In my head we have taken over this old school near my house. In the school we could have independent restaurants and classes and rooms for graphic arts. Then outside have a street like atmosphere and musicians and poets could stand on "corners" and spread their words to get tips. Dancers and sculptors creating. Maybe the occasional renfaire stopping in... :)

Friend 2: Definitely a comfy space w/beverages for listening to the park's complete collection of Caedmon and other readings by old dead poets and writers.
W.B. Yeats reads The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Friend 3: the Salvador Dali egg hunt would be cool inside of a huge ass egg!

Friend 4: Lots of large sculptures
Friend 5: Dismaland
          Me: Except not as depressing :)

Friend 6: Giant canvases for tagging... and finger painting!

Friend 7: Like Banksy but more fun!

Me: Now I just have to come up with a couple million dollars for destruction (cuz the school I was looking at should probably just be torn down and stuff around it build to reflect the park). I need a name for the park though.
          Person 1: New Bohemia.
          Friend 1: Count me in on the Kickstarter! Can you get the whale the cheese, the shoe and the crooked house from Mother Gooseland? :)
          Me: I think only the whale is still there.
          Friend 1: "Save the Whale!"
          Friend 8: Artopia

Friend 9: I would love a tour through Dali's "Persistence of Memory" it could maybe start with generic old pics, and end in a mirror, or trick mirror of yourself.the clock would be ever-changing, of course!
          Me: or something that looked different from every angle

Friend 10: poetic zip line
          Me: Intrigued. Go on.
          Friend 10: sort of a tag team writing effort but up in the air.
          Me: I... am not sure how that would go.
          Friend 10: me neither lol

Friend 11: See Banky's amusement park
          Me: *Banksy?
          Friend 11: Yep, sorry, typo
          Me: it's cool. just wanted to make sure there wasn't another mysterious artist running around graffiti-ing things

Friend 11: Destructicon room
          Friend 11: And a room just covered in paper for paint splattering

Friend 12: It's gotta have no crowds. Only one person allowed in at a time.
          Me: that would be antithetical of an amusement park... but I suppose a small group could pay to have run of the park for an hour to give them a version of solitude if they paid enough.
          Me: Mind you, this isn't intended as a capitalist project so much as I would probably incur a lot of debt that I would want to be rid of as soon as I could, so charging would be the way to go.
Friend 8: DTM sessions with painting essentials ready
          Me: Isnt DTM illegal?
          Friend 11: DTM?
          DMT (my mistake I forgot the order of the letters):,N-Dimethyltryptamine
N,N-Dimethyltryptamine - Wikipedia

Friend 11: definitely street tattoo artists.

Friend 13: A trampolines park where you put a canvas on the trampoline, strip naked and cover yourself with paint, and bounce on the trampoline to create an artwork!

Friend 14: What about improv stations that determine where you go/what attraction or area of the park you discover next, as a larger plot unfolds in a story or compilation of stories that every guest helps create? :)

Friend 15: A library of poetry, fiction, & art books. And the room is filled with beanbag chairs & kitties.

Friend 16: Music and dancing.

Friend 11: Roaming Improv comics and musicians. And Mimes. MAYBE clowns

Friend 11: Ask Portland. See Burning Man

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