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)