Artist to lock self in crate with no contact with outside world but Lord of the Rings Online

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be locked in a crate with absolutely no contact with the outside world except through an online game? No? Well, neither have we. Artist Jordan Long, however, apparently has, and for his first solo show he intends to ship himself in a crate from Bald Knob, AK to Portland, OR with Lord of the Rings Online as his only contact with the outside world.

You may be asking yourself, "What exactly is the purpose of this little stunt?" A fair question. According to Mr. Long, the focus of his art is the study of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and he claims that many who are confined to their homes due to such trauma tend to find their escape in the form of online games such as LotRO, where they can "enter and exit whenever they choose, be whoever they want to be and feel like functioning members of society again." It's an interesting concept, to say the least. If you want to follow Jordan's project, you can keep an eye on his official site.

This article was originally published on Massively.