A year ago, the contemporary artist Marina Abramovic held a show at New York's Museum of Modern Art, at which patrons waited in line for a very, very long time just to meet her. The excitement of that encounter is now chronicled in a recently launched free-to-play online game.
OK, that means "flash game," but still The Artist is Present is right up there with "Don't Shit Your Pants" for at-least-I-gotta-try-it-once absurdity. It's based on a 2010 performance art exhibit of the same name (The Artist is Present, that is, not Don't Shit Your Pants) in which Abramovic sat, silent and still, for a collective 736 hours while patrons sat across a table from her staring into her eyes. That's really it. As participants could stare for as long as they want, it resulted in some unbelievable loading times.