Luna Park #4

Author: Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau
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Former amusement park of Artxanda, Bilbao, 2006

15 years ago, the Bizkaia amusement park on the top of mount Artxanda was closed. Proof and symbol of the ‘acceleration of history’, the amusement park is a contemporary ruin, an allegory of a doped economy and the print of failed mass tourism.
Luna Park is a poetic link between a series of produced works and social, political or economic issues, with an important time lag: the works transmit the park 15 years after its closure. Like a message launched to the future, in which each work takes its own path, Luna Park is an exhibition for the future.

Availing of the principles of interchange and surprise, Mrzyk & Moriceau use four hands to draw their own reality with a touch of humour and even certain amount of criticism. They went through every corner of the park to obtain burlesque images, finely drawn in black and white, as is habitual in their work.

Luna Park, conceived by Franck Larcade, Lisette Smits and Alexis Vaillant/produced by consonni with the support of the Heritage Centre of the Department of Treasury of the Provincial Government of Bizkaia. With aid from the European Cultural Foundation, Department of Culture of the Provincial Government of Bizkaia.