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>> Call him a human hen, French artist Abraham Poincheval has spent around three weeks inside this incubator sitting on eggs. He's trying to hatch his own clutch, originally predicting that it would take around 21 to 26 days. But the first popped out on Tuesday, the 20th day, when the museum was closed and no one was watching.
Now crowds are gathering to see the ones that have hatched. One passerby wonders if he feels close to his new roommates.>>
> It's rather intriguing, I really didn't think that he would have this very open attitude towards others inside a box, so it's a little bit like a zoo and he actually communicates a lot.
>> It hasn't been easy, although he can stand up and move, it's only for intervals of up to 30 minutes. In that time, he can eat the meals that are brought to him. If he has to answer the call of nature, he uses a box. It's not a new stunt for the 44 year old artist though.
He believes the best way to understand objects is not from a distance, but by entering them. In March, he spent a week in a body-shaped slot, curved down to the limestone rock, living on stewed fruit. Before that he spent two weeks inside a hollowed-out bear sculpture, eating worms and beetles to mirror the host's diet.
Now the artist says he's staying in his new home until all his eggs have hatched.