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Tilda Swinton Sleeps in Glass Box at the MoMa (Photos)

Tilda Swinton Sleeps in Glass Box at the MoMa (Photos)

Tilda Swinton sleeps in a glass box for an entire day for a piece of performance art at the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday (March 23) in New York City.

The 52-year-old actress slept inside the box from opening till closing that day and will be reviving the piece randomly throughout the rest of the year.

“Museum staff doesn’t know she’s coming until the day of, but she’s here today. She’ll be there the whole day. All that’s in the box is cushions and a water jug,” a source told the Gothamist.

Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum,” the source added. “Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open.”

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# 1

I like Tilda as an actress and for her uniqueness, but recently I saw an actors roundtable where she sarcastically agreed with George Clooney and Christopher Plummer when they were calling Terrence Malick clueless and pretentious about his work.

She might be kidding! Isn’t this clueless and pretentious “art?”

# 3

Why is this art?

# 4

I definitely don’t have an eye for art.

# 5

does that mean im a piece of art since i sleep daily?

# 6

ok if you want to call it art then call it art, but a performance? I’m pretty sure you have to perform for it to be a performance…..if sleeping was performing we’d all be world famous

# 7

she seems pretty weird to a lot of people, but i find her very interesting and i think she’s a great actress. :)

# 8

She just got kicked out of her apartment, that’s all.

It’s the usual insult, telling us “this is art for you, morons”. And morons go see whatever they are served, pay money to be insulted.

Ugh. That would be hell for me. Laying in a box ALL DAY. The box isn’t even long enough for her to stretch out her legs! I would have a panic attack in 2 hours or less.

I don’t deal well with being the center of attention so my exhibit has been moved for the time being to my room. Would love to tell you more about it,, but it is about to start… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Such a unique actress/artist

Not buying it as art.

I do get the premise behind it a bit. I guess when we are asleep is our most vulnerable and exposed time. We do naturally feel the need to subconsciously guard ourselves before going to sleep by always being under a cover even if not cold and going to sleep only with those who we are extremely comfortable with. Even in society, many are comfortable sleeping with someone they barely know, but balk at actually falling asleep with them because that is almost more intimate.

All that said, I don’t buy for a moment that this is “Art”. A fantastic human behavior study? Possibly. Art? Bull.

it’s an art in the module of sleeping !

@Jen:

You have…Hmmm*
Sure
A big TV in your room Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
WELCOME in Show room in Live in your Life

ugh.. on one hand i understand that she’s open minded and doesn’t mind living with her husband and boyfriend so this is just another way she expresses herself but it made me roll my eyes

lol I bet she crashes there after an all nighter or being drunk or something,

and what about toilet?

I hate “performance” art, whatever the hell that means.
Hell I do this in my room most days, no one writes and article about it.

It’s a bit of pretentious wank.

what if she cant sleep

Where’s the bathroom?

dont hit i'm belgium @ 03/24/2013 at 7:12 am

@Anne: here it’s totally pretentious and lame! it’s so “déjà-vu” 100 times

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