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(Gothamist)   After seven years of planning, Tilda Swindon surprises MOMA visitors by showing them her box   (gothamist.com) divider line 43
    More: Interesting, Tilda Swinton, Museum of Modern Art, Marina Abramovic, performance art  
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2013-03-24 03:07:59 AM  
I'm a straight woman, but there's something about Tilda that makes me wonder about that.
 
2013-03-24 03:18:10 AM  
Looks like a public nap.  Is 'Maybe' just the chance that she might get up and do something?
 
2013-03-24 03:21:20 AM  
Swinton.
 
2013-03-24 03:28:19 AM  
How does she poop?  I assume it's in front of everyone in some sort of public display of loss of self or innocence or some shiat.  My question is more literal:  is there a lavatory in the box?  More importantly, does it have one of those half-moon cutouts on the door?
 
2013-03-24 03:38:35 AM  
Edgy, very edgy, to the point of surrealism, yet the artist screams at society while simultaneously enveloping in it, like a salty dolphin vagina. Yes, the artist has captured something here, but can we as a society see his genius? Are we prepared to swallow his Milk of Magnesium antidote to the zeitgeist's sour stomach? Anyone who doesn't understand the artist's statement is a goddamn flyover country moron.
 
2013-03-24 03:58:46 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: Edgy, very edgy, to the point of surrealism, yet the artist screams at society while simultaneously enveloping in it, like a salty dolphin vagina. Yes, the artist has captured something here, but can we as a society see his genius? Are we prepared to swallow his Milk of Magnesium antidote to the zeitgeist's sour stomach? Anyone who doesn't understand the artist's statement is a goddamn flyover country moron.


I just quoted you so I could say THIS^ and be almost as cool as you.
 
2013-03-24 04:17:09 AM  
I bet nobody screams "Put 'em on the glass"...
 
2013-03-24 04:39:59 AM  
What the hell does this crap have to do with a convention for Ronan and Conan and Drogo fans?

Is she nuts?
 
2013-03-24 04:59:28 AM  
I think she's super-sexy...she hooked me in Burn After Reading.
 
2013-03-24 05:28:27 AM  
~ wat?
 
2013-03-24 07:24:44 AM  
We should have organize a flash mob to tap the glass for hours to see if she cracks.
 
2013-03-24 07:43:09 AM  
Didn't Yoko Ono do this in the 70s?
 
2013-03-24 08:26:14 AM  

nmemkha: We should have organize a flash mob to tap the glass for hours to see if she cracks.


I am down for this.
 
2013-03-24 08:31:55 AM  

chuggernaught: nmemkha: We should have organize a flash mob to tap the glass for hours to see if she cracks.

I am down for this.


Children. A constant parade of children tapping on the glass saying "hey lady, wake up lady".
 
2013-03-24 09:13:41 AM  

nmemkha: We should have organize a flash mob to tap the glass for hours to see if she cracks.


I'd tap that glass.
 
2013-03-24 09:25:28 AM  
Why is Conan sleeping in that box?
 
2013-03-24 10:59:23 AM  
"Performance art" is some of the most trite and pretentious things out there. I'm sure there are some performances that are really poignant and require talent, but most of the time it's just some hipster wannabe doing something mundane and calling it "art" because it's being done for a "point" and sometimes they don't even have a point and call that the reason. Since it doesn't have any rules, anyone can do whatever and say it's a performance and immediately feel like an artist. It's seriously the worst facet of contemporary art.
 
2013-03-24 11:14:37 AM  
Saw it at The Serpentine in 1995. It's Tilda Swinton in a box. There, no you're saved a trip.
 
2013-03-24 11:40:06 AM  
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She'd love it if I came and gave her notes.
 
2013-03-24 11:43:50 AM  

rocky_howard: "Performance art" is some of the most trite and pretentious things out there. I'm sure there are some performances that are really poignant and require talent, but most of the time it's just some hipster wannabe doing something mundane and calling it "art" because it's being done for a "point" and sometimes they don't even have a point and call that the reason. Since it doesn't have any rules, anyone can do whatever and say it's a performance and immediately feel like an artist. It's seriously the worst facet of contemporary art.


It's definitely a fine line. There are pieces that are very interesting and moving. Yes, I'll mention two attention whores, but Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" and Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" really bring the audience in and most people find them to be "art". Also, Carolee Schneeman's "Interior Scroll" is a pretty daring and edgy commentary on female sexuality without being obviously done just for the shock value. However, for every one of these, there are a hundred art-school dumbfarks who think that throwing a tantrum is akin to making a statement. It's unfortunate, really.
 
2013-03-24 11:45:52 AM  

fastfxr: I think she's super-sexy...she hooked me in Burn After Reading.


It was her as Gabriel the Archangel in "Constantine" that did me. Not a very good movie, but Tilda Swinton in a suit made it worth it. Also, the whole scene with her and Peter Stormare as Satan was absolutely riveting.
 
2013-03-24 11:57:10 AM  
Took 7 years to come up with this???
 
2013-03-24 12:02:12 PM  
I take it her latest movies haven't been all that great.


"Look at me! I'm still relevant! I matter!"
 
2013-03-24 12:06:39 PM  

theorellior: fastfxr: I think she's super-sexy...she hooked me in Burn After Reading.

It was her as Gabriel the Archangel in "Constantine" that did me. Not a very good movie, but Tilda Swinton in a suit made it worth it. Also, the whole scene with her and Peter Stormare as Satan was absolutely riveting.


I enjoyed Constantine purely for Swinton. But the movie she really got me in was Orlando. Now, that was fun.
 
2013-03-24 12:14:56 PM  

ElizaDoolittle: I'm a straight woman, but there's something about Tilda that makes me wonder about that.


I think it's because Tilda Swinton is a man.
 
2013-03-24 12:19:54 PM  
finally a way to get someone to pay you for a vacation where you rest. call it art and get it hosted at a museum.
 
2013-03-24 01:13:43 PM  

Apos: Swinton.


Yeah, I was going to ask if they were cousins or something.
 
2013-03-24 01:58:37 PM  

theorellior: rocky_howard: "Performance art" is some of the most trite and pretentious things out there. I'm sure there are some performances that are really poignant and require talent, but most of the time it's just some hipster wannabe doing something mundane and calling it "art" because it's being done for a "point" and sometimes they don't even have a point and call that the reason. Since it doesn't have any rules, anyone can do whatever and say it's a performance and immediately feel like an artist. It's seriously the worst facet of contemporary art.

It's definitely a fine line. There are pieces that are very interesting and moving. Yes, I'll mention two attention whores, but Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" and Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" really bring the audience in and most people find them to be "art". Also, Carolee Schneeman's "Interior Scroll" is a pretty daring and edgy commentary on female sexuality without being obviously done just for the shock value. However, for every one of these, there are a hundred art-school dumbfarks who think that throwing a tantrum is akin to making a statement. It's unfortunate, really.


When you know Marina Abramovic's work, you start to see a lot of performance art as crap. She was ahead of her time in the 60/70s with it, and she still rocks at it now. The best performance art was with the Happenings, and stuff from the 60s/70s, the modern era of performance art doesn't have the feeling or evoke any real message or dialogue like it use to.
 
2013-03-24 02:17:33 PM  
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Why is the girl on the left so interested in Tilda's feet?
 
2013-03-24 02:21:35 PM  
You know, this might actually be an efficient way to boil down the natural histrionic side of celebrities to an amazingly honest, artistic approach. They'll eat, act, live, and sleep in these things as the ultimate act of transparency..
 
2013-03-24 02:25:20 PM  
Swinton's simply reprising her role in Caravaggio:

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2013-03-24 02:43:36 PM  

chopit: is there a lavatory in the box?


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2013-03-24 04:24:39 PM  
aww yeah. i dont know what turns me on more, her gunt, flabby arms, or the fact she looks conan obrian, except more masculine.

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2013-03-24 04:55:48 PM  
some small-breasted women are just super-hot and she is one of them
 
2013-03-24 05:41:29 PM  
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2013-03-24 05:43:00 PM  

theorellior: fastfxr: I think she's super-sexy...she hooked me in Burn After Reading.

It was her as Gabriel the Archangel in "Constantine" that did me. Not a very good movie, but Tilda Swinton in a suit made it worth it. Also, the whole scene with her and Peter Stormare as Satan was absolutely riveting.


Agreed. Just re-watched that one on cable the other night. It's actually not a bad movie, it's just not a Hellblazer movie.
 
2013-03-24 06:16:07 PM  

rocky_howard: "Performance art" is some of the most trite and pretentious things out there. I'm sure there are some performances that are really poignant and require talent, but most of the time it's just some hipster wannabe doing something mundane and calling it "art" because it's being done for a "point" and sometimes they don't even have a point and call that the reason. Since it doesn't have any rules, anyone can do whatever and say it's a performance and immediately feel like an artist. It's seriously the worst facet of contemporary art.


You will change your mind once you watch Woman Slipping on Butter. First the joy, then the pathos, it moved me in ways that I can't understand, let alone describe. Forevermore, my life will be defined in two distinct phases - pre-WSOB and post-WSOB. You will not regret watching this, I promise.
 
2013-03-24 09:10:29 PM  

chopit: How does she poop?  I assume it's in front of everyone in some sort of public display of loss of self or innocence or some shiat.  My question is more literal:  is there a lavatory in the box?  More importantly, does it have one of those half-moon cutouts on the door?


The sad thing is; you asking that question is probably what the "art" is about.  Sigh.
 
2013-03-25 02:08:44 AM  

WhippingBoy: I take it her latest movies haven't been all that great.


"Look at me! I'm still relevant! I matter!"


"We Need To Talk About Kevin" was amazing.
 
2013-03-25 02:11:51 AM  

Atomic Spunk: rocky_howard: "Performance art" is some of the most trite and pretentious things out there. I'm sure there are some performances that are really poignant and require talent, but most of the time it's just some hipster wannabe doing something mundane and calling it "art" because it's being done for a "point" and sometimes they don't even have a point and call that the reason. Since it doesn't have any rules, anyone can do whatever and say it's a performance and immediately feel like an artist. It's seriously the worst facet of contemporary art.

You will change your mind once you watch Woman Slipping on Butter. First the joy, then the pathos, it moved me in ways that I can't understand, let alone describe. Forevermore, my life will be defined in two distinct phases - pre-WSOB and post-WSOB. You will not regret watching this, I promise.


Somewhere, Paula Deen is hysterically screaming and crying.
 
2013-03-25 07:17:53 AM  

chopit: How does she poop?


I don't think she eats, being an android, so that shouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-03-25 08:16:46 AM  
"...her box"
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"Overwhelming, am I not?"
 
2013-03-25 12:00:46 PM  
I've only seen her in "The Chronicles of Narnia".  She's a dang-fine actress--and purdy, too, when she puts on makeup and wants to look like a girl.


But I wonder if the performance is laughing silently about the art world's hubris in declaring a sleeping actress a piece of "art".

If not, she batshiat crazy, and enough sycophants surround her to feed it.
 
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