Starting tomorrow night, artist Man Bartlett will try to survive a whole 24 hours inside the Union Square Best Buy without spending a dime. The Brooklyn-based artist plans to “remain thoughtfully engaged in the products on sale and the services offered” for the duration of the piece, during which he’ll rely on the kindness of visitors for sustenance. Though his performance references Borna Sammak’s sanctioned store showing and Improv Everywhere’s high profile pranks, Bartlett explains that Best Buy is unaware of his 24h Best non-Buy endeavor, so he’ll have to keep his extensive browsing on the down low.
“24h Best non-Buy, 6 PM on January 7 – 6 PM on January 8, Best Buy, Union Square
Photo by Tayasu