Tilda Swinton is sleeping on the job, literally, @ MoMA, NYCJuxtapoz // Monday, 25 Mar 2013
Have you ever had the sensation, while sleeping, that someone is staring at you? And then you wake up and its your significant other/cat/child just peeing at your eyeballs while you are just trying to get some comofortable shut-eye? Yeah, its psychotic. But apparently for Tilda Swinton, who has made a name for herself for being an oddball in a sea of people trying to be oddballs (meaning she is a better oddball then say, Anne Hathaway), she doesn't mind sleeping in front of learing eyes. She is sleeping in front of people at MoMA in a special, randomly timed, performance piece...
The piece, The Maybe, features Swinton sleeping in a glassbox for 6 hours while visitors simply watch. The piece has been in the works for nearly 7 years, and the Gothamist notes that Swinton began "performing the piece back in 1995 at London’s Serpentine Gallery." As for Swinton's schedule? Good luck on finding out. The staff "doesn't know" she is coming until the day of. So, just go to the MoMA everyday, follow their Twitter, guess, we don't know... but if you like staring at a "famous" person sleeping, here's your chance.
Photos via Laughing Squid and the Gothamist