Willow Smith, the daughter to Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has locked herself in a box for 24 hours for good cause.
The opinionated teen brings awareness to anxiety with a new performance art piece at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Smith, 19, and her rumoured boyfriend, musician Tyler Cole, are teaming up for a 24-hour exhibit that started on Wednesday at 9 pm. Titled ‘The Anxiety,’ the duo have locked themselves inside a box on display for visitors to observe.
A post by the ‘Whip My Hair’ hitmaker to her Instagram reveals the performance’s flyer which is being billed as “A personification of the emotional spectrum within the human mind through performance art.”
According to Page Six, the durational performance piece features the creative duo “cycling through emotions such as paranoia, rage, sadness, numbness, euphoria, strong interest, compassion and acceptance.”
The duo is separated from onlookers by a glass wall, while the remaining three sides of “the box” is made of canvas that the pair intends to paint and write over with affirmations.
Visitors are allowed to observe the artists for 15 minutes, exiting into a space filled with self-help books, stations to donate to mental health organizations and live video feeds of the performance for further viewing.
Smith told the paper that she and Cole won’t be speaking to each other during the exhibit, but will use other ways to communicate. “We might grunt or scream, it’s going to be very primal.”
When nature does call, the duo will step outside of the box with an agreement not to leave the space for more than two minutes per break.
Willow Smith has spoken of her lifelong anxiety on various episodes of her mother’s Facebook Watch series ‘Red Table Talk.’
Viewers can watch the performance live on Twitch.
Smith and Cohen also have an accompanying album also titled “The Anxiety” dropping this Friday.