Does flipping on the nightly news terrify you more than any horror movie you've ever seen before? Tapping into the "haunted house that already exists in our minds", Artist Pedro Reyes and Creative Time are transforming the 4-million-square-foot Brooklyn Army Terminal into a blood-curdling maze of political nightmares called DOOMOCRACY. The creepy exploration of the real-life American Horror Story that's unfolding right before our eyes is set to kick off in October, and will be open to all who dare to visit.
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes teamed up with Creative Time, the folks who brought us Kara Walker’s installation of massive sugar sculptures and Duke Riley’s flock of LED-laced pigeons, to hatch DOOMOCRACY as a “labyrinth of rooms exploring the depth and breadth of American political anxieties”.
“Which monsters will we find in this place?” Reyes asks in a video teaser for the installation. “This is a new kind of monster… it’s a monster that is actually chasing us in real life. New vampires are banks, new Frankensteins are Monsanto and companies that are messing with the very essence of life.”
The disturbing display of interactive environments will be open to the public three nights a week from October 7-November 6 to coincide with the presidential election, but needs your help funding its Kickstarter first. Becoming a
backer registered DOOMOCRAT will score you various perks ranging from bumper stickers to pennants to invites to an exclusive cocktail party, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this epic “camPAIN”.
Photos: Screencaps from DOOMOCRACY teaser video