[NetBehaviour] Homeless polar bears art prank.

marc garrett 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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