The Maybe, 1995
Installation at the Serpentine Gallery, London
A collaboration between Cornelia Parker and Tilda Swinton
In this installation, Tilda Swinton played the toughest role in a career devoted to challenging ones: herself asleep or apparently so. For seven consecutive days, eight hours a day, she lay motionless, eyes closed, in a raised, glass casket – a contemporary Sleeping Beauty in jeans and deck shoes, subject to intense scrutiny and speculation.