welcome to the barbie death camp & wine bistro

Barbie-lurvers hold their collective-breathes in shudder:


peep Flickr-set HERE for more plastic-holocust & mayhem LOL

a hour spent looking for details and info is too long a time for a single piece of news, but i needed to know and this is what i've found thus far: the Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro started out 8 years ago with Jim Jacoby of New Castle with his art installation of Barbie and Ken dolls, amidst serving of (award-winning) fine wines. it has also become a regular fixture of The Burning Man festival :)

"For the eighth consecutive year one of the most anticipated, revered, outrageous, and personable theme camps makes it's triumphant return to Black Rock City: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, the friendliest concentration camp on the playa. Nestled within the confines of Wheeeee!Ville BDC&WB will once again be pouring vintage California merlot, zinfindel, and cabernet sauvignon while dismembering one of America's icons, Barbie. Be sure to drop by and have a glass of wine and feel free to dispose of any of your unwanted Barbies, Kens, and assorted trailer trash." [via The Burning Man]

"At Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, Jim Jacoby of New Castle showed off his art installation of nearly 1,000 Barbie dolls in various states of expiration. There were Barbies crucified on hot pink crosses, Barbies hanging from the gallows, Barbies crushed under the wheels of Barbie vans and hundreds of the emaciated plastic dolls marching into a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven at G.I. Joe gunpoint." [via Fermentation / circa 2005]


- flickr-tagged Barbie Death Camp
- peep official image-web HERE (*note: not updated since 2006)
- image source via garybill / damaradeaella / sgoralnick flickr-sets
- tip-off via Cowboy Caleb

... sometimes i feel really sheltered from the world around me - thank gawd for the www! LOL


Anonymous said…
Awesome! Leave it to burning man!
Anonymous said…
talk about bad taste - hope you understand this reall ydid happen to real people 50 years ago -millions of them. sad that its mocked now...
Spirit of Boz said…
Reminds me of Julien Friedler's "Innocents" installation.
toysrevil said…
cheers for the link, spirit! :)
Anonymous said…
Quote: "talk about bad taste" "sad that its mocked now."

I believe very much that it did happen. I also believe that it's no laughing matter. However, you say that it's in bad taste and a mockery. But, how do you know that it's a mockery and not an invitation for dialogue? Did you bother to first ask what the artist was attempting to do when creating this installation?