Fake Monument Creates Fictional Fun For Tourists
The Staten Island Ferry Disaster has designed a statue and accompanying documentary
There are hundreds of monuments around New York City commemorating the city’s triumphs and tragedies. Among them is the statue in Battery Park honoring the victims of the 1963 Staten Island Ferry disaster in which a ferry was attacked by a giant octopus. Doesn’t sound familiar? That’s because it never happened. Artist Joseph Reginella decided to create a fake monument and disaster, complete with a website and documentary series, weaving a little fictional tale for tourists.