Swinton's performance piece at the MoMA took crowds by surprise
Perhaps you’ve been to the MoMA in New York lately and perhaps you saw a woman, sleeping in a glass box at the museum, and perhaps, if you’re a movie buff, you thought to yourself: “Wow, that looks remarkably like Tilda Swinton!”
Why yes, it was in fact the Oscar-winning actress, taking a nap at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The installation, in which Tilda plays a vital part, is part of a wider series, entitled “The Maybe”, which was started in London, way back in 1995. Back then, she was part of the installation in the Serpentine Gallery, in collaboration with artist Cornelia Parker and 22 000 people flocked to see the sleeping Tilda.
Now the installation has been revived at the MoMA and it will appear there, in random locations at the museum, six whole times before the year is out. But if you’re counting on getting a ticket to see it, don’t get your hopes up. The piece will only be displayed at very rare and completely random times. These are such a closely guarded secret, that not even museum workers know when Swinton will be having her next sleepover at the MoMA.
Tilda Swinton has no qualms about sleeping at the museum, all she needs is a glass of water and a set of sheets.
Aside from being clever and having a healthy appreciation for free expression, Swinton is also well respected in Hollywood. In 2008, the actress won an Oscar for Michael Clayton. Some other films of hers include Michael Clayton and We Need To Talk About Kevin.