ROTTERDAM///A HUMAN NEST AT 13 STORIES…

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Artist Benjamin Verdonck at home in his new skybox...

Belgian artist BENJAMIN VERDONCK has taken the usually verboten medium of performance art to new heights of greatness with his new NEST installation titled “The Great Swallow” in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Perched 50 meters above the city square on the side of the 13th floor of the Wenna Tower (aka: “The Pepperbox”), Verdonck’s windy new home is, according the artist, constructed of “the crowns of 23 silver birches, two straw bales, one bucket of spit, three bags of sand, twelve buckets of glue, and nineteen cans of polyurethane foam.” Residing in the perch since its construction a week ago, the artist has seen a lot of debris float down to his numerous fans at street level including feathers, a giant egg, and copious amounts of bird shit. No word yet on how long the installation will remain or what the artist’s final stunt will be, but we’re guessing it could quite easily include a caravan of ambulances. HAVE A LOOK:

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Benjamin Verdonck surveys his kingdom...

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And attracts the local fuzz...

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Holding court over his imaginary kingdom...

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The world is Verdonck's outhouse...

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Local shutterbugs...

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Verdonck tempts fate...

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And taps his inner Peter Pan...

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Yeah, that shit is officially "crazy"...

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Verdonck announces his latest "delivery"...

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Mork has finally landed...

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And met his adoring public...

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Preparing for the final dive...

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This bird has flown.

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