French performance artist Abraham Poincheval will be spending 13 days inside a dead, hollowed-out bear Visitors are encouraged to talk to the artist or read to him to keep him company.My own bear-obsessed son was not impressed. He said,
“I feel that, little by little, I am withdrawing into hibernation, like a bear. Life has slowed down. I sleep a lot,” Poincheval told journalists from inside the bear.
During his 13-day stay, the artist won’t leave his hibernation spot. His food is stashed away inside one of the bear’s legs. He eats, sleeps and even relieves himself inside the bear. . . .
The artist’s diet is similar to that of a bear and includes berries, insects, honey and fruit.
“It’s a really long time to stay inside, 13 days eating worms, beetles, disgusting things like that, it must feel weird,” says young Thomas, one of the museum’s visitors.
It is not enough to see through the eyes of the bear, one must become the bear.Can't argue with that.