- An artist has created a pop-up installation poking fun at the failed Fyre Festival.
- The Most Famous Artist (AKA Matty Mo)’s “The Fyre Experience” allows members of the public to pretend they’re at the shambolic festival.
- There’s a Bahamas backdrop, cardboard cut-outs of influencers, sad cheese sandwiches and more, all to create an authentic portrayal of the festival.
Thanks to two new documentaries about the epic failure that was the 2017 Fyre Festival, it’s currently one of the hottest topics on people’s lips.
But one artist has gone a step further, creating an installation that allows members of the public to pretend they’re at Fyre.
“The Fyre Experience” has been created by renowned creative The Most Famous Artist (AKA Matty Mo) and his company SelfieCircus.
Visitors to the “experience laboratory” are met with an entirely budget “Fyre Experience” sign written on cardboard and hung above the entrance.
Much like those who bought tickets to the Fyre Festival, visitors to Mo’s installation are promised an “ultra luxurious” experience, and are even offered “VIP packages.”
The installation has been designed to recreate as much from Fyre Festival as possible – sad cheese sandwiches in polystyrene containers, stacks of fake money, a “beach-front” “hot tub” full of Evian bottles, sandy beach with a Bahamas background, Orange Square selfie spot, and even (fake) pigs are all inside.
What’s more, there are cardboard cut-outs of influencers such as Bella Hadid, and even a Ja Rule impersonator.
The fake private jet interior from Mo’s previous installation makes a reappearance too, allowing people to take those all important selfies and create a glamorous illusion for Instagram.
It’s been designed to poke fun at the shambles that was the Fyre Festival.
“This is a satire and experience meant to drive offline to online engagement. We call this participatory art,” Mo told INSIDER.
“I created the project to ride a cultural wave created by Netflix and Hulu. I hope to show that participatory art is the future of retail.”
Located at 315 North Beverly Drive in Los Angeles, the pop-up “experience laboratory” will be open from 10am to 6pm initially until February 3, but possibly longer. It’s free to attend, and Mo says he has celebrities scheduled to make appearances over the week.
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