W.D.M (The Walt Disney Massacre) is more of a secret ritual than a performance, where the artists ritually sacrifice Walt Disney objects, by covering them in melted wax and paint, solidifying them on the table (the sacrificial altar) and preserving them in a permanently frozen state - kind of like their creator. Once the action is concluded the installation remains, a bit like a bizarre religious item. W.D.M. was first performed in 2005 on the same day as Christoph Schlingensief’s opening of the Animatograph, in the evening during the Reykjavik Arts Festival opening party. Although Christoph’s installation and W.D.M. where not connected at the time, they merged later, after Christoph bought Palli’s table and included in his installation Der Animatograph Edition Parsipark (Ragnarök) at Neuhardenberg.
The second performance ofW.D.M (The Walt Disney Massacre) has been commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary on the occasion of the exhibition Figura cuncta videntis (the all-seeing eye) / Homage to Christoph Schlingensief.
DURATION: November 16, 2010 - April 16, 2011
LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
W.D.M (The Walt Disney Massacre), 2005/2010
Performance and Installation by Palli Banine and Davíð Örn Halldórsson
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary