Thinking out the box inside a box for 15 hours a day
It’s important to step out and think outside of the box! Do not stay within the cube; run out and spend time in the horizon. Imagine thinking outside of the box within a box for 15 hours. Three actors have the opportunity to do so today, April 15th 2021, and for the next five days for 15 hours! In addition, their 15 hours will be spent in Perspex boxes.
Why Perspex boxes?
Perspex boxes are an auxiliary to the voices that will have the function of performing a work that symoblises our reality. In other words, the actors will be narrating the caged reality of our current human condition. Boxes restrict any kind of movement or freedom and so does our society.
The caged reality of modern human condition
Furthermore, the pandemic brought a key that locked us in. Our homes and spaces become four walls closing in on each other; caged realities of our human condition. Lockdown forced the 10% of us who did not spend most of their time existing in cages to do what 90% of us were already doing before we were restricted. In addition, it is not only our homes that have caged us. Our online spaces have dragged us far from Mother Nature and like animals in the zoo, we can only stretch our limbs to a small extent. Therefore, this social experiment that will be exercised through the actors’ performance aims to encourage people who will walk past to think out the box too.
Onlookers will be forced to step out of what the box that our current reality has put our minds in and think. They will have to question their daily life and routine. They will have to ask: ‘Is this really how I want to live for the rest of my life?’. The minds behind the social experiment want us to look around, at our reality, at the actors inside the Perspex boxes and ask ourselves these questions. Additionally, the one question they want us to ask is: ‘How important is it to break free and let nature be part of our well-being?’
Where are the cages?
To see a view of our humanity existing in the unnatural, visit Sandton City and Mall of Africa (Johannesburg). We encourage people in Cape Town to view this perfomance at the V&A Waterfront.
The 19th of April is the last day to question.