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This French Artist Has Just Entered A Bear

And he’s planning to live in it for two weeks.

1. Meet Abraham Poincheval, and bear. You can find them both at the Hunting and Wildlife Museum in Paris.

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2. For his performance Dans La Peau de l’Ours (Inside the Skin of the Bear), he will remain in the bear for 13 days.

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3. He’ll eat, drink, sleep and go to the toilet within the sterilised carcass, while two cameras film him.

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4. A press release says this performance: “Signifies a rebirth, a rite of passage, to pass from the world of the dead to that of the living.”

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5. And: “[The] need to become one with such an animal came […] when he repeatedly encountered animal carcasses […] during another one of his performances […] in the heart of the French Alps.”

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6. The performance also seems to involve a woman with a ukelele. Not sure why.

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Find out more – much, much more – here.

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Alan White is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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