Australian music festival, “Splendour in the Grass” has revealed its centerpiece for this year: a giant, inflatable “Sad Kanye West.”
The festival is known for holding creative arts, crafts and performance workshops that attract artists from all over the world.
The model of the rapper will be created by Barcelona-based and meme-inspired art group, Hungry Castle. The group also created a giant pink emoji poop that dispensed ice cream as the centerpiece for 2016’s festival.
“Mr Poopie is inspired by that little brown poop emoji on your phone. The funny thing about that little guy is a lot of people think he is a smiling ice cream. Like… quite literally. So we wanted to make something that played with that confusion. Is it shit? Or is it Ice Cream? Mr Poopie is obviously both. You can climb inside his mouth and have a deliciously fresh ice cream served to you in a miniature toilet (pink, of course),” says Hungry Castle in an interview with The Culture Trip.
In the past they have also created giant likenesses of Nicolas Cage and Lionel Richie.
“Sad Kanye West” will be 10 meters high and show a “resting bitch-face”, created with the intent of asking festival-goers for ways to cheer him up.
With recent rumors of Kanye’s marriage to Kim Kardashian being a little rocky, along with his continued sabbatical after his mid-concert breakdown last year, it seems there’s a lot for Kanye to be sad about. Maybe Hungry Castle can be persuaded to build a giant mirror for Sad Kanye to look at himself in.
Splendour in the Grass is held annually in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. This year it will be held from July 21-23 and will feature headliners such as LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Rós and Haim. If you happen to be in the area, the full line-up, daily schedules and tickets can be found here.