Jail Manager in the Cage performance by Miao Jiaxin.
Miao Jiaxin Studio, Bushwick, NY.
August - December 2104.
The cage project was launched on Airbnb (banned), then Facebook.
It provided accommodation, at US$1 per night, to participants in exchange for a 3-hour commitment per day. During these 3 hours (always from 9am to 12pm EST), they locked themselves in the cage without access to the internet, electronic devices, books, pens, instruments or craftwork. They couldn’t exercise or sleep.
The project lasted 110 days, hosted 42 guests and made USD $85. The Cage was streamed live 24/7, receiving more than 25,000 clicks/visitors during the entire project (average 227 per day).