Swinton, Boxed

Tilda Swinton performs 'The Maybe' at MoMA, NY
Tilda Swinton performs ‘The Maybe’ at MoMA, NY

Tilda Swinton spent the weekend at MoMA snoozing in a glass box.  The Scottish actress was reprising The Maybe, a performance she initially developed with collaborator Cornelia Parker in 1995 for London’s Serpentine Gallery. In it, the actress lies slumbering with a pair of sunglasses placed beside her. She’ll be occupying the box intermittently over the coming months but if you want to know anything else about the work you’re out of luck. Host organisation MoMA has issued the following statement to accompany the installation: “An integral part of The Maybe’s incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist’s statement released, no museum statement beyond this brief context, no public profile or image issued. Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real – shared – time: now we see it, now we don’t.”

Swinton, Boxed

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