Normally you have to crush it and put it in their drinks when they’re not looking, but the New Museum of Contemporary Art is offering to pay local women to take a sleeping pill and crawl into bed for six hours. Per the job application, participants must be between 18 and 40 years of age, and willing to come to the museum, “consume a sleeping aid, get into a bed installed in the exhibition space, and sleep as many consecutive hours as possible” as part of “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus,” an installation by Chu Yun.
Newyorkology says the pay is $10 an hour. NBC says participants will be accompanied by signage identifying them by first name, but does not say whether they can use an alias. “Volunteers who can make a long-term commitment and who have current valid health insurance will be given priority,” says the Museum. The installation begins April 7. Current New Museum exhibitions include Agathe Snow’s “Master Bait Me.” (photo via NBC.)
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 30, 2009