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‘Corona Time’


Reimagining the reality-TV series Big Brother (1999) in times of self-isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic (2019-2020).
One of the prominent housemates in the Dutch Big Brother house was Ruud BĂ©nard, who also wrote a book about his guiding philosophy during his camera-monitored stay without privacy: “Laat je niet gek maken” (Don’t get carried away). As a sport masseur he knew about the importance of human contact while staying in home isolation (“Blijf thuis” – Stay home), being locked down, 24-7, with the same group of people, which came down to his other catchphrase “Effe knuffelen” (Let’s cuddle) (its opposite being “Effe niet knuffelen” (Let’s no cuddle)).