February 26, 2017
An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping”, insisting he would stick it out for a week.
Speaking to AFP through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by how his performance has “got into people’s heads”.
The artist made headlines worldwide when the two halves of the rock closed around him on Wednesday at a Paris art museum.
Poincheval, 44, had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image, just big enough for him to sit up in, with a niche to hold supplies of water, soup and dried meat.
“People seem to be very touched. They come and talk into the crack, read poetry to me, or tell me about their nightmares or their dreams,” he said.
“They are not so much talking to me, I think, as to the stone. I am very happy that the stone has got into their heads.”
If he survives the ordeal, the performance artist who has previously spent a fortnight sewn-up inside a stuffed bear, will attempt to become a human hen and hatch a dozen eggs by sitting on them for weeks on end.
So basically, the new definition of art is just “the dumbest shit you can think up.”
Personally, I am very bored with this.
You can’t even go to an art museum without being assaulted by this sort of retarded nonsense. They always make it the featured attraction. Like, if you go to the museum to see some touring exhibit of ancient Egyptian statues and jewelry, you’re going to have to walk to the back of the building past like, a broken chair covered in menstrual blood duct taped to a wall.
Seriously, this is dumb.