Tilda Swinton Sleeping in a Box in NYC

The actor performs her art piece at MoMA

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 23, 2013 5:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tilda Swinton is in a box, she's resting, and people are watching her. That's the gist of "The Maybe," a piece the actor is performing today at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Gawker reports. Only problem for art (or Swinton) fans is that she may or may not be there on any given day. As MoMA puts it:

  • "An integral part of The Maybe's incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance. ... Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real-shared-time: now we see it, now we don't."

In case you're wondering, Swinton has only cushions and a jug of water in the box. She first performed "The Maybe" in London in 1995 and later Rome before bringing it to Manhattan. See photos at Gothamist.

Actress Tilda Swinton attends the TIME 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in New York.
Actress Tilda Swinton attends the TIME 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Presenter Tilda Swinton poses backstage during the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Presenter Tilda Swinton poses backstage during the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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