24h Best non-Buy, a Performance
Starting Thursday, Jan 7 at 6pm, I will attempt to spend 24 hours in Best Buy, Union Square, without making a purchase.
I will only eat or drink what is provided to me by those who come to visit the “performance.”
I will remain thoughtfully engaged in the products on sale and the services offered.
- Borna Sammak
- Wafaa Bilal’s “Domestic Tension”
- Improv Everywhere’s “Slow Motion Home Depot”
- A recent experience involving returning a misguided purchase
Update: A “sell-out clause” gives
me one contributor the option chance to control the duration of the piece. All contributors, regardless of amount, will be incorporated in a future work, but the person who tips the scale over $700 (before the 24h mark) will own this piece and will have the power to have me end or continue it. A link to contribute will be added here at the beginning of the performance. For the record, my stated goal is to complete a full 24 hours of shopping, but this is now, in part, left up to you!
Update 2: I will be tweeting during the performance (battery/Internet access permitting) using the hashtag #BestNonBuy