Just when you think Tilda Swinton has done her utmost to blow her public away with an insanely fierce androgyny moment at the David Bowie retrospective in London, she throws us a curve ball in the shape of live art.
On the understated side of drama, this performance-art piece ‘The Maybe’ consists of the Oscar-winning actress sleeping (either pretend or real, or both) in a glass box on a mattress and cushions with nothing but a jug of water.
Tilda originally participated in the piece in London’s Serpentine Gallery in 1995, and has made a come-back at MoMA in New York for who knows when and for how long.
According to a source at the museum, her appearances will be “unannounced, random” and the staff don’t even know when she’ll rock up to kip in the name of cult
I can see this as the next big celebrity-led diet/detox. Locking yourself down in a box in a world-famous gallery, with nothing but water and people staring at you for an entire day.
Tilda Swinton – Living artist, and generator of a global Mexican wave of gay snaps.
Seriously, I would be the yokel tapping on the glass saying hi. I would be restrained and kicked out.