Two nights ago, I saw some great performance/reality/installation art in a local Hong Kong mall where I ate dinner. They call their project the Urban Dream Capsule. Four guys live in a enclosure for a month or so as they display their lives for shoppers to see. They “perform” all day by taking showers, communicating with on-lookers via whiteboard, and generally goofing around. When the mall closes, viewers can log on via webcam to watch the four.
I consider it the ultimate reality show. It’s a lot of fun, and I don’t have real concerns about it because it’s billed as a performance. The four guys are making people happy with their performance. The “free” art is funded by the mall which tries to get people to shop at their location.