NYC artists live on 'human hamster wheel'

NYC artists live on 'human hamster wheel'


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NEW YORK (AP) — Ever feel like you're on a big hamster wheel and you can't get off?

Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder know that feeling all too well. The New York City performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel to make a larger point: We all have to work together to get through the daily grind.

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 the two men need: beds, chairs, desks, lamp, fridge, kitchen and toilet — all strapped down.

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

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