A Performance Artist Went Looking For a Needle in an Actual Haystack at a Paris Museum

Sven Sachsalber

An Italian performance artist hid a needle in a hay stack at a Paris museum as an act in literalism – turning a common sayings into art. Artist Sven Sachsalber gave himself 24 hours to find the small needle in an enormous haystack and it streamed live on Youtube.


Sachsalber managed to find the needle after about 18 hours of searching. Sven emerged from his position next to the haystack, whooping, as he wielded the needle in delight.