Willow Smith will turn her anxiety into performance art by trapping herself in a box for 24 hours at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles tonight. Of course, it will be live-streamed!
She’ll be joined by her collaborator Tyler Cole, as she cycles through eight stages of anxiety: paranoia, rage, sadness, numbness, euphoria, strong interest, compassion and acceptance; spending three hours in each stage.
“This is for awareness,” Willow told the Los Angeles Times. “The first thing we’re going to be writing on our title wall is something along the lines of: ‘The acceptance of one’s fears is the first step toward understanding.’ So then you know this is on something real. This is for a real cause.”
According to Rolling Stone, the idea spawned while Willow and Tyler were making an album titled ‘The Anxiety’, which they plan on releasing after their performance. The event will take place at the MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, where spectators can watch the duo through a glass wall at 15-minute intervals.
After watching, they’ll be guided into a room with a video feed, where they can make donations to mental health organizations.
Who’s going to check out Willow and Co. tonight in LA?