Week Inside a Rock – level 3

07-07-2021 15:00

Abraham Poincheval, an artist who specialises in endurance-testing performances, spent a whole week inside a boulder in an art gallery in Paris. People supplied him with water, soup and dried meat during his stunt.

The 12-ton limestone had a body-shaped hole inside, large enough for a person to sit in. Air entered through holes. Poincheval said that the most complicated thing was to keep himself away from a world of hallucinations.

For his previous performance, he spent 13 days inside a hollowed-out bear, and he is planning on sitting on eggs in an attempt to hatch them.

Difficult words: endurance (the ability to endure/survive something difficult), boulder (a large rock), stunt (performance), limestone (a type of hard rock), in an attempt (trying to).

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