USD$1/per night – Jail’s Seeking Prisoners (The Cage), New York(2014)
Live streaming project from Miao Jiaxin Studio
The cage project was launched on Airbnb, then Facebook. It provides almost free accomodation for travellers in exchange of 3 hours commitment/per day. During the 3 hours, they have to lock themselves in the cage without access to the internet, electronical devices, books, pens, instruments or craftwork. They shouldn’t do Yoga or any excercises. Most importantly, no sleep. The Cage room is live streamed 24/7. The project lasted for 110 days. It hosted 42 guests world wide and made USD $85 during its 85 days occupancy. There are more than 12 in-house interviews from different media (TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magzine, Website), and hundreds of reports on websites all over the world in more than 15 languages according to Google. Plus, Livestream received more than 25,000 clicks/audiences (227 each day).
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Live Streaming Now!
https:// new.livestream.com/ accounts/8810058/ miaojiaxinstudio
Former Airbnb Listing is now available on Facebook.
* The best cage accommodation you could ever find in NYC
* $1 USD / per night + $300 Deposit
* Exchange for your 3 hours commitment per day
* Minimum stay is 2 days, maximum is 5 days
To live in my jail cage, you don’t have to commit any crime in New York City.
However you have to follow the rules below:
a ) The cage is monitored and reported via live stream online 24/7 https:// new.livestream.com/ accounts/8810058/ miaojiaxinstudio
b) You have the room space to yourself from 9:00pm to 9:00am. Otherwise the space would be an open studio as it is planned to be.
c) It is mandatory that you stay in the cage from 9:00am to 12pm (3 hours) everyday.
d) From 9:00am to 12pm, you CANNOT access internet, NO electronic devices, books, radio, pens, instruments or craftwork. You CANNOT talk to anybody. You CANNOT do Yoga or any other exercises. You CANNOT sleep.
e) Your activity is monitored and recorded. Any violation of above will result in the loss of deposit fee ($100 per day).
f) You have the key to the cage. Lock and unlock all by yourself.
More Details you might be interested in:
A ) Well located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the dream cage is 3 blocks away from Subway J train, and 12-15 mins away from Lower East Side Manhattan. All kinds of convenience can be found in this hip neighborhood.
B ) The cage is monitored and reported via live stream online 24/7, but you do have a separate brand new bathroom equipped with toilet and shower stall. Fresh sheet, shower towel, blanket and pillow are provided.
C ) Built on the top of the building, the cage house with skylight stays sunny and bright. With the access to the roof deck, you are greeted with fresh air and great view of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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* Please also note this is ONE person accommodation. No pets. No Smoking indoor.
* New York is in American Eastern Time Zone
Cage Routine (2014)
The cage was dumped on the street sidewalk after 110 days hosting.