French artist emerges after spending week inside a rock

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PARIS – A French artist has spent a week in a hard place: a rock. Abraham Poincheval emerged Wednesday from a 12-tonne limestone boulder at a Paris art gallery where he has been entombed since Feb. 22. A body-shaped hole large enough to sit in was hollowed out inside the rock, and air entered through holes. Poincheval was supplied with water, soup and dried meat for the ordeal. French artist Abraham Poincheval poses inside his artwork Pierre ("Stone") in Paris, France, February 2, 2017 as he presents his upcoming project, living inside a rock for a week from February 22. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTX2ZDBC On Wednesday workmen pulled apart the two halves of the rock and Poincheval gingerly climbed out.


What it's like to curl up inside a rock for a week

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In our NewsHour Shares series, we show you things that caught our eye recently on the web. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or tweet to @NewsHour using #NewsHourShares. We might share it on air. French artist Abraham Poincheval makes a living by performing unexpected feats of endurance and isolation. His latest work, stone, was no different.


French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

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French artist Abraham Poincheval - who has already spent two weeks living inside a stuffed bear - plans to commune with the humble chicken for his latest performance stunt. He will live inside a glass vivarium until his charges hatch, watched by visitors to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. Poincheval expects the process to last between 21 and 26 days. "I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken," he said. The artist, 44, began the performance - titled "Oeuf" (Egg) - on Wednesday.


Artist locks himself inside a rock for a week, and tries to hatch eggs with his body warmth

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With the way things have been going lately, you might just want to crawl under a rock and hang there for a bit. Well, French artist Abraham Poincheval is living out that reality -- for seven full days. In a performance art piece called "Stone," Poincheval has wedged his body into a hole made for his body inside a large boulder, The Telegraph reports. He first entered the rock at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris on Wednesday and will remain inside there for a week, doing it all on a diet of soup cartons, other liquids and dried meat. Rather than hiding away from the world, crawling into that rock is something that Poincheval is doing because he wants to know more about it.


French Artist Emerges After Spending Week Inside a Rock

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A French artist has spent a week in a hard place: a rock. Abraham Poincheval emerged Wednesday from a 12-tonne limestone boulder at a Paris art gallery where he has been entombed since Feb. 22. A body-shaped hole large enough to sit in was hollowed out inside the rock, and air entered through holes. Poincheval was supplied with water, soup and dried meat for the ordeal. On Wednesday workmen pulled apart the two halves of the rock and Poincheval gingerly climbed out.