Boxing Day

Earlier this month, artist Daniel Nilsson posted an ad on Craigslist inviting one lucky stranger to live with him in a 4' x 8' x 4' box for exactly one week with no food. "It was kind of like a vacation," he recently told Westword concerning his previous experience doing roughly the same thing, but alone. "Some people go to Hawaii. I live in a box."

And while that might not seem like the most tempting proposition, there are a select few who have indeed been vying for the chance. "Basically, my mom is doing all the interviews, because the idea is that I won't know the person until we hop in," Nilsson says. "She's had a good amount of people apply, and some that she's been more into and some that, right off the bat, she's been like, no." Nilsson's mother and a friend plan to make a final selection this week. "I'm just trying to let her choose and let that be an uncontrolled element. It's more exciting that way," says Nilsson.

Different strokes for different folks -- and there will no doubt be some different folks both inside the box and out when Nilsson and his stranger climb in tonight at 8:45 p.m. at EDGE Gallery, 3658 Navajo Street; since Nilsson plugs his box stay as "performance art," a number of other equally different performers will be on hand, including one who plans to juggle glitter and sing show tunes in drag.

Location Info


Edge Gallery

3658 Navajo St.
Denver, CO 80211

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Northwest Denver

The program starts at 6 p.m., and the gallery will be open -- with Nilsson inside the box -- during select hours all week, with a closing celebration and more performances slated for June 15. For more information, visit or call 303-477-7173.
Fridays-Sundays; June 11-14, 7-8 p.m. Starts: June 8. Continues through June 15, 2012

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