The Last Reality Show
6 December 2023 - 21 January 2024
Big Brother was the first reality show to be aired simultaneously on television and the internet. The container was a democratic utopia, dystopia and work of popular Conceptual Art rolled into one: an auto-surveillance system, a permanently auto-updating ready-made, a paradoxical authenticity machine. To mark the twentieth anniversary of the first season of Big Brother in Germany, the Basel-based artist and theatre director Boris Nikitin has created a replica of the container. The container is empty, its inhabitants having long since left. As a historical artefact, it stands there deserted, like a lonely relic.
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