Performance art might be the most bizarre and frightening act of creativity on the planet. Between the viral videos, public indecency charges, and oddly designed props, performance art has developed a reputation as being a remarkably strange form that many people simply don’t take seriously. Despite the controversy and skepticism that surrounds the medium, at its best, performance art is an engaging presentation that promotes a strong message about the current state of our society.

The Weirdest Performance Art Recently includes all the most outrageous performance art pieces from this year and late 2013, including a woman dropping paint-filled eggs out of her vagina, a man parading around London in a raw chicken suit, and someone living inside a bear carcass for 13 days. Check out this list, and prepared to be shocked, surprised, and totally freaked out.