[NetBehaviour] Homeless polar bears art prank.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Oct 4 15:16:23 CEST 2008
Homeless polar bears art prank.
A Washington DC train station was shut down for a couple hours recently
as a bomb squad investigated this "hobo polo bear" standing near a trash
can. Turns out, the stuffed animal was part of a collaboration between
Greenpeace and prankster artist Mark Jenkins.
"We made a series of human-like homeless polar bears and installed them
around DC to get people to think about the issue (of melting arctic ice)
with more empathy. it seemed people liked them a lot and took pictures
of their kids in front of them, etc. but most were removed pretty
quickly by the authorities. the last image is one that was met with
ill-fate after being deemed a "suspicious package." so the whole thing
ended up have a touch of irony to it when compared to the actual
situation." Mark Jenkins.
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