Sirens of the Lambs

[ By on July 14, 2014 ]

Check out Banksy’s performance art that clearly demonstrates his position about animals and the food industry.  Thanks to Brian Swift for sharing this.  What do you think?

 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDIz7mEJOeA[/youtube]

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2 Comments on “Sirens of the Lambs”

  1. KNF

    Banksy’s work is very powerful, and sends a very clear message to his audience. However, the problem with being a street artist, is that often art goes unseen, and people can be ignorant (especially when it comes to street performance). With street art such as “Sirens of the Lambs,” your attention is immediately focused on the performance. There is no doubt that seeing it will make an impact. However, will the audience member take that impact, and use it for the better? Will they take into account what they just witnessed. We don’t know. Banksy should follow up on his audience. He should be the voice of the decade. Street art and performance isn’t enough. In order to make a difference, everyone needs to be talking about him, and he needs to reach out to his audience in a different way. He needs to reveal the “paper bag” he hides beneath. The other thing is that people need to become less ignorant, and more aware. For example, the workers in the butcher shop at the end of the video laugh. What they don’t realize is that it isn’t funny. The meat industries are vile, and changes need to be made. Whether it be more humane slaughter, or not consuming meat at all

  2. KNF

    Banksy makes a great point and makes good use of his resources to address his audience, young and old. Contrary to Elena’s point is that art, especially at this day and age, is a way for you to freely express yourself without receiving negative judgement, or offending anyone in any way.
    However much of the street art that is done, is not on a broader scale. If you were to compare a interpretive dancer or a visual artist making the same point as Sirens of The Lambs, the attention would not be as great. I believe that banksy did a good job in that sense of commanding the presence of his audience with his truck. Even if it didn’t bring the right attention to the topic at hand, which was shown by the butchers laughing, it still brings attention to the topic and gets people thinking.

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