Artist Crams Entire Amusement Park Into Cube

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Amusement parks are typically sprawling, open-air places filled with the adrenaline rush of rides, the smell of fair food and the promise of laughter. But what happens when you take out all the fun and games and reduce a park down to just its physical elements? That’s what artist James Dive from the Glue Society did when he compressed an entire amusement park into a 13-by-13-foot cube full of dodgems, prizes, tents, tickets and more.

“The project is about the finality of a missed moment,” Dive told Creative Review, also mentioning that getting all the pieces to fit into one giant box “was undoubtedly one of the most violent process [sic] I’ve ever embarked upon.”

The sculpture, titled “Once,” is currently on display in Aarhus, Denmark, at Sculpture by the Sea, an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition along the city’s coastline that is free and open to the public. If you happen to be passing through, the show (and this piece of amusing art) will be up through the end of the month.

Check out some more pictures of the piece after the jump.

[via Gizmodo]