Artist locks himself inside a rock for a week, and tries to hatch eggs with his body warmth

With the way things have been going lately, you might just want to crawl under a rock and hang there for a bit.

But what about crawling into a rock?

Well, French artist Abraham Poincheval is living out that reality - for seven full days. In a performance art piece called "Stone," Poincheval has wedged his body into a hole made for his body inside a large boulder, The Telegraph reports.

He first entered the rock at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris on Wednesday and will remain inside there for a week, doing it all on a diet of soup cartons, other liquids and dried meat.

Oh, and he plans to try hatching some eggs.

Rather than hiding away from the world, crawling into that rock is something that Poincheval is doing because he wants to know more about it.

"I think of it as an inner journey to find out what the world is," he told the Paris-based Agence France-Presse.

His hole inside the boulder is human-shaped and fits his body like a glove.

He described himself to AFP as the "beating heart" of the rock.

There are holes inside of the rock for him to breathe, with some also carrying cables for a heart monitor and an emergency telephone line.

One thing that still isn't clear is how the artist plans to use the bathroom, a question he became "uncharacteristically evasive" about and apparently never really answered, according to AFP.

In a stranger twist, Poincheval plans to use his body warmth to bring about new life.

For four weeks after, he will sit on a dozen eggs until they hatch, in a performance called "Egg."

The brand new chicks, Poincheval said, "will go and live with my parents."

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