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Two NY artists to spend 10 days on giant hamster wheel

Two artists in New York are intentionally spending 10 days on a giant hamster wheel.
March 5, 2014 2:28:11 PM PST
Ever feel like you're on a big hamster wheel and can't get off? Two performance artists in New York are intentionally spending 10 days on a giant hamster wheel.

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are doing this to make a larger point -- we all have to work together to get through the daily grind.

The human hamsters will live and sleep while perched on opposite ends of the 25-foot-tall wheel for the rest of the week.

They are perched on opposite ends of the 25-foot-tall wheel and must carefully coordinate their movements. One wrong move by either human hamster and they risk being thrown off.

The wheel is equipped with everything they need -- beds, chairs, a kitchen, and even a toilet.

Their live performance called "In Orbit" runs through Sunday at The Boiler performance space in Brooklyn.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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