A Canadian-Ukranian artist has recruited several women to play the part of sleeping beauty in a new art installation currently on display at the National Art Museum of Ukraine.

Except this is no make-believe: The women are bound by a contract to marry the museum-goer who manages to open their eyes with a kiss.

The "real-life Prince Charmings" are similarly bound by contract which requires them to marry the sleeping beauty if she awakes.

"The tension of the performance is in the seductiveness and fear of the ultimate moment," reads the exhibit's description. "It's a really serious thing, it's marriage," artist Taras Polataiko is quoted as saying.

His "beauties" appear to agree.

"If it's my true love, I will feel it on an intuitive level," said one willing participant. "Secondly, if I don't feel it, I won't open my eyes. Anything can happen in life. And suddenly it's fate. What if it's the only way I'll meet my soul mate?"

Despite an attempt by the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture to shut the exhibit down, it will remain open to unmarried suitors over the age of 18 through September 9th.

[video via Telegraph]