Saturday, March 23, 2013
tilda swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping a glass box at MoMA. today is the first performance titled "the maybe" & each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open. the only things in the box are a jug of water, a matress & pillows. the maybe will be unannounced & random & will last for a full day when it happens.
"the maybe" was first performed in london in 1995 at the serpentine gallery & again in the museo barracco in rome.
the museum's official comments on the piece are that it is "an integral part of the maybe's incarnation at MoMa 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."