People Are Paying Hundreds To Sleep Outside Next To A Gas Station For The Sake Of 'Art'
Exciting news - For only $338.97USD you can spend the night in a gravel parking area next to a gas station in a small, Swiss village. If you partied hard enough in college you may have already done this state-side (shout out to the pine trees behind IUP's Wayne Ave Sheetz), but there's a catch in this particular instance; you're expected to lay there, completely out in the open, thinking of nothing but the world's problems until it's time to check out.
Via an Instagram post for the project:
Swiss conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin and hotelier Daniel Charbonnier launch an "anti-idyllic" version of their «Null Stern – the only star is you» concept. For them the current world situation lead to reflection on the urgency and necessity of a radical change in society. They say: "It's no time to sleep!"
And via Reuters:
"Sleep is not the point," said Frank Riklin. "What's important is reflecting about the current world situation. Staying here is a statement about the need for urgent changes in society."
I must say, the proximity to the gas station is a plus because whatever the Swiss version of a 7Eleven taquito is has got to be fire. Perhaps an Älplermagronen with bits of Landjager rolled in raclette & then toasted on the roller heaters…? Eh?!?! But other than that I am out on this. Paying hundreds of dollars to some concept artists to sleep in the rain so I can feel good for seeming to care about the horrors of the world? I'll just lay in my own bed with massive anxiety for free, thanks.
We talk about this story & more on the latest episode of ZeroBlog30. Also covered:
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-Remember that time Liverpool bought an Army of mummified cats?
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-What the FUCK, America (an incoherent ramble)