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The actress moves away from her mainstream films and returns to her arthouse roots – this time at the Museum of Modern Art.

Tilda Swinton has reprised one of her more unusual roles – sleeping in a glass box.

The Beach actress, who is known for both arthouse and mainstream films, is performing her one-person piece at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The Moonrise Kingdom star began presenting the work, which is called The Maybe, on Saturday.

In The Maybe, 52-year-old Swinton lies sleeping in a glass box for the day.

The exhibit will change locations within the museum every time Swinton performs.

There is no published schedule for the piece, which will be staged six or so more times this year.

Swinton first performed the piece at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995. Her early collaborator was acclaimed sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker.

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