Roommates, it seems Willow Smith is taking performance art to a whole new level! According to the LA Times, Willow drew inspiration for this performance from her own personal experiences. Apparently, this gesture is a way she intends on dealing with anxiety she’s experienced since she was a young girl.
She told the publication, on Wednesday (today) starting at 9pm PST, her and her boyfriend Tyler Cole will begin going through eight stages of anxiety: paranoia, rage, sadness, numbness, euphoria, strong interest, compassion and finally, acceptance at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA).
The box will reportedly be clear, but there will be canvas on the inside so Willow and her mans can paint and write down affirmations. When asked about what sparked the idea, it seems she was at the studio with her boyfriend when they were recording their joint album tentatively titled “The Anxiety” and that’s when inspiration struck! She went on to say: “We were like, ‘Wouldn’t it be so interesting if we could personify this experience? Starting from being scared and feeling alone and moving to a place of acceptance and joy?”
She also added: “This is not so that people are like, ‘Oooh!’ This is for awareness. 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.”
I’m all for spreading awareness, not too sure about this box idea BUT she likes it, I love it! Alexa, please play “The Box” by Roddy Richh.