This Is Art: Sleeping Tilda

March 23, 2013 / Posted by:

When I take a long nap in public, the police wake me up and tell me to put on my pants and go sober up at home. When the humanized form of a unicorn horn Tilda Swinton does it, people wait in line to see it and they call it ART!!!

Starting today and continuing for the rest of the month, Tilda Swinton will take naps in a glass box at MoMA in NYC all day, on random days. Gothamist says that even the employees at MoMA don’t know when she’s going to show up. Tilda just glides into the museum in the morning, gets into the glass box and sleeps off her hangover. The only things in the box besides Tilda are a water jug and cushions. The piece is called “The Maybe” and Tilda first performed it in London in 1995. The museum said this about Tilda’s art piece:

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 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.

Call this shit stupid and scream about how you do this every night, but this is the legendary Tilda doing it. It’s like going to a unicorn zoo. I’d rather watch Tilda sleep or take bird sips of tap water from a plastic tumbler for six hours straight than watch Lady CaCa or Beyonce or whoever do anything. This shit is a bargain too. I think it’s like $25 if you’re not a member. Bitches have spent a lot more money to watch Brit Brit nap on stage during her concert.

Besides, this is hard work. Tilda has to hold in her pee (although, I don’t even know if she does pee), she can’t fap and if she lets out a fart, there’s nowhere for her to escape from it. She should’ve called this piece “Dutch Glass Oven.

And if you landed on this post after Googling “Tilda’s box,” I’m sorry.

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