Video: Dismayland - post-apocalyptic Disneyland
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
Post-apocalyptic is a very popular genre of art now. Our prosperous, well-fed Western World really wants to know what our environment will be like after the Holocaust. And the artist Jeff Gilette has created a series of paintings about what the world of Walt Disney could become after the Catastrophe.
And the Catastrophe does not have to be connected with war, epidemic, diseases and other reasons popular in post-apocalypticism. It can be social. After all, we are all used to seeing the Disney world as beautiful and rich. And Jeff Gillette shows us what he can be without billions of dollars in profits.
And as an example, he took the favelas - urban slums in which millions of people live in Brazil. But he populated these slums with characters from Walt Disney and his company.
The name of this world sounds like Dismayland (from the word "dismay" - despondency, anxiety). It is unusual to see fairy-tale characters amidst all this poverty and squalor. But people in the favelas also have a hard time living. It is through this contrast that Jeff Gillette tries to draw attention to the problems of the inhabitants of these slums, located very close to the elite districts of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and other Brazilian cities.