Performance Artist Lives in a Cage, Eats Seeds, Chews Paper

 - May 6, 2009
References: sakokojima & cakeheadlovesevil
"The Reason Why I Become a Hamster" is from Japanese performance artist Sako Kojima. The live art piece entailed her dressing up and living like a hamster. I mean really living like a hamster, in a human-sized hamster cage eating gigantic sunflower seeds and chewing on paper, wood and cardboard for a whole week.

The aim was to "show us how our souls suffer from the incarceration of our civilised modern society."

I think the photos of this surprisingly sexy-looking human hamster are brilliant! I just LOVE the pictures.

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