The wheel they built themselves is 60 feet in circumference and equipped with everything they need: narrow beds, chairs, desks, a fridge, rudimentary kitchen (they've made omelets and sausages) and a chemical toilet (with privacy screen) — all strapped down. Even the participants are tethered to safety harnesses.
"It's really an exploration of what it means to collaborate," Schweder said from the relative safety at the bottom, inside of the wheel. "It's an exploration of trust between two people."
Their live performance called "In Orbit" runs through Sunday at The Boiler, the Pierogi gallery's performance space in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
See them on You Tube.