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Tilda Swinton Has Become SLEEPING Performance Art - But Only On Occasion!

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We've long considered some of Tilda Swinton's acting roles - and even some of her fashion choices - to be performance art, but now, she has seemingly allowed her entire SELF to become a piece for observation in the world of creative self-expression!

Yesterday, the actress spent the entire day fast asleep inside a glass box at the MoMA in New York City, as part of a piece called "The Maybe," which she will apparently repeat "half-dozen more times" before the end of the year!

According to a statement from the MoMA:

"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."

And get this!

When it comes to long-term sleeping in a glass box with nothing but a mattress, pillows, linens and a water jug, Tilda is an old PRO!

The 52-year-old has snoozed at London's Serpentine Gallery in 1995, and a year later in the Museo Barracco in Rome!

Ch-ch-check her out (above)!

Anyone else battling some serious YAWNS right now?! LOLz!

[Image via FameFlynet Pictures.]

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10 comments to “Tilda Swinton Has Become SLEEPING Performance Art - But Only On Occasion!”

  1. Rick with a P says – reply to this


    not impressed

  2. 2

    Obviously I'm not "deep or artsy" enough because I don't get it. I see random people sleeping on the subway, in the street, etc. What's the attraction here? Because she's an actor? Still don't get it.

  3. 3

    Now instead of getting annoyed when my husband dozes off on the couch, I will look at him as a piece of art.

  4. caravaggio_the_painter says – reply to this


    She's no Jeff Koons or Damien Hirst!

  5. Nacho says – reply to this


    I should do this, maybe i'll get paid more :)

  6. 6

    Bitch gets paid to sleep! This is why I think modern art is The Emperor's New Clothes!

  7. Absurdist says – reply to this


    Re: caravaggio_the_painter – Who wants to see Tilda Swinton having sex with Cicciolina?

  8. caravaggio_corrected says – reply to this


    Re: Absurdist – Exactly! Although maybe a gold leaf 'Tilda and Bubbles' would give Michael Jackson a run for his oddity.

  9. PB says – reply to this


    This is why our tax dollars should never go to funding the arts..this is total crap!!!!

  10. caravaggio_entitled says – reply to this


    Re: PB – Im all for funding the arts, but there is no transparency to any gifting of money to any organization. We as people just 'trust' that money in the hands of our leadership will 'take care of it'. For instance, the Red Cross donations, they never really get to the right places that need it. The money is held in corporate trusts and used by corporations themselves. Fund the arts, but just what are they funding? We'll never know.