It could be a fairly audacious idea at the time. However, over the past few years we have seen a influx of 'social experiments' and 'pranks' on the internet, using absurd or disturbing staged situations to test and reveal human nature. This, for me, raises the question of the definition of performance art, despite it being, in the first place, difficult or even impossible to define. But what qualifies performance art? Can those social experiments and pranks also be considered performance art?

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