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Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« on: July 07, 2014, 10:20:54 pm »
Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn Posted: Jul 07, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 07, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.

Why? I do not understand why anyone would rent a jail cell.  The police will put you in one free of charge.
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 10:52:49 pm »
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Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn Posted: Jul 07, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 07, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
By MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.

Why? I do not understand why anyone would rent a jail cell.  The police will put you in one free of charge.

Sounds like installation art to me.
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 11:46:34 pm »
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Sounds like installation art to me.

 
What if the artist does not come back?  Besides I pay enough for the one bedroom deluxe cells I have.
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 01:20:07 am »
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Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn Posted: Jul 07, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 07, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
By MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.

Why? I do not understand why anyone would rent a jail cell.  The police will put you in one free of charge.


I went to Google to find the article you are referencing here, since I did not see a link.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/25954047/artist-rents-studio-turned-jail-cell

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Miao Jiaxin says the social experiment is intended to give people a sense of what it's like to be a newly arrived immigrant in the United States. Jiaxin left his homeland of China in 2006 and felt alienated when he arrived in New York City.

 
And, I'm assuming, what Veggie said.

I also found another news article that has some more information: there will be a livestreaming feed of the cage to the public.

I'd also assume that since people have to enter agreements and there will be exchanges of money, more than likely there will be someone as an emergency contact which can work both ways. This doesn't look like the work of someone doing it for shits and giggles and just abandons someone in a cage.
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 03:03:59 am »
Quote from: mlr52;152506
Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn Posted: Jul 07, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 07, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
By MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - An artist in Bushwick, Brooklyn is charging $1 per day to anyone who wants to rent his 'jail cell' complete with 24-hour surveillance.

Why? I do not understand why anyone would rent a jail cell.  The police will put you in one free of charge.

 
Where else in New York can you get a place to stay for a $1/day?
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 04:57:31 am »
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I went to Google to find the article you are referencing here, since I did not see a link.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/25954047/artist-rents-studio-turned-jail-cell


 
And, I'm assuming, what Veggie said.

I also found another news article that has some more information: there will be a livestreaming feed of the cage to the public.

I'd also assume that since people have to enter agreements and there will be exchanges of money, more than likely there will be someone as an emergency contact which can work both ways. This doesn't look like the work of someone doing it for shits and giggles and just abandons someone in a cage.

 
Thank you for putting the link, I totally forgot it.
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:58 pm »
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Sounds like installation art to me.


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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 05:19:17 pm »
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"“Art is the process of evoking pity and terror, which is not abstract at all but very human. What the self-styled modern artists are doing is a sort of unemotional pseudointellectual masturbation . . . whereas creative art is more like intercourse, in which the artist must seduce -- render emotional -- his audience, each time.”

-- Robert A. Heinlein

 
Do you agree with this quote?
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Re: Studio-turned-jail cell for rent in Brooklyn
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 08:34:14 am »
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"“Art is the process of evoking pity and terror, which is not abstract at all but very human. What the self-styled modern artists are doing is a sort of unemotional pseudointellectual masturbation . . . whereas creative art is more like intercourse, in which the artist must seduce -- render emotional -- his audience, each time.”

-- Robert A. Heinlein

 
Was this meant to be directed at me?

While I like Heinlein's writings, I do not agree with his position in this quote.
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