This is the best. World-renowed artist Banksy‘s newest mobile art installation, entitled “Sirens of the Lambs,” will be driving around New York for the next two weeks.
It’s called “Sirens of the Lambs” and it features a bunch of cuddly puppet animals peeking out of a truck, squealing (or at least squeaking) with fear. The truck, labeled “Farm Fresh Meats,” started its rounds in (what else?) the Meatpacking District, and it’s set to tour the city for the next week and a half.
The piece is somehow hilarious and horrifying at the same time, like an episode of The Muppetsgone terribly wrong.
One look into those animals’ unblinking glass eyes will obliterate any fond childhood memories of playing with Teddy. And judging from the video posted on the artist’s website, the installation has already been terrorizing children around the city (one kid is shown screaming as he runs away, and the closing shot is of an inconsolable baby).
But the audio guide that accompanies the piece (accessed via an 800 number printed on the truck) seems to have a good sense of humor. The narrator starts off by saying, “This is a piece of sculpture art, and I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it a bit — subtle.”
The audio guide also explains that the animals are controlled by four mime artists, who sit inside the truck. Banksy apparently used to work at a butcher shop, which might have inspired the sculpture art.
I can’t wait to see how the city (especially the children), reacts to this thought-provoking exhibition. The stuffed animals even make noise, so pedestrians can’t miss them!
Watch the video below and check out the truck in action on Banksy’s website here!