Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Most Americans,

and people of many of other Nationalities will remember this date,

 November 22, 1963 the day JFK died, but also in the news that day was the Staten Island Ferry Disaster, where 400 souls perished, 

 the monument, which is located in Battery Park, Manhattan, was created by artist Joe Reginella and honours the 400 victims who perished during a giant octopus attack of a Staten Island ferry named the Cornelius G. Kolff on November 22, 1963, the same day as the assassination of JFK.

the elaborate hoax was six months in the making, and is also seen by Reginella as a multimedia art project and social experiment, the website, and fliers distributed around Manhattan by his team, give a false location for a museum, ironically a place you must get to by ferry, you can see more tourist reactions and find real information about the fake event on the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial Museum’s Facebook page, but is it art? and should another date have been used, say 1st. April?

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