Our love for Tilda Swinton knows no bounds, which is why we’re prepared to ditch everything the minute we hear the actress has resumed napping in a glass box at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The “live performance” titled “The Maybe” was first staged at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995, with subsequent performances in Rome and Paris; Sunday’s performance at MOMA was a surprise to visitors and some museum staff, but MOMA higher ups have apparently been working with Swinton and bringing “The Maybe” to the museum for years. Said the museum about the piece:
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 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.
We were a little late in learning about Swinton’s glass box snooze yesterday, but luckily, “The Maybe” will be staged on random surprise dates and in various locations at MOMA throughout the year. So, basically, if The Frisky is suddenly not updating for a few hours, you know where we are — ogling Tilda Swinton and trying to figure out if she’s wearing a diaper or holding it. Check out a few more photos of Tilda Swinton in “The Maybe” below! [Guardian UK]