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James Franco Creates Invisible Art

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If you’re waiting in keen anticipation to see what kind of crazy project James Franco takes on next, you may be disappointed. You certainly won’t see it!

The actor-turned-director-turned-NYU professor-turned-experimental musician has gone abstract on us, and is producing – wait for it – invisible art!

Yes, you read that correctly. James Franco is now creating artwork that no-one can see. Well at least no-one can really criticize it if they can’t actually see it, right?

So what is the first of Franco’s wonderful new works of invisible art? A short film, of course; what else would James Franc produce?

OK, so you’re all probably really confused by now so let’ try to explain how this invisible art thing works. If you have a good imagination.

James Franco is partnering art duo Praxis for the launch of MONA, the Museum of Non-Visible Art. At least they admit it is “an extravaganza of imagination.”

MONA aims to create a “parallel world built of images and words… [that is] not visible, but it is real, perhaps more real, in many ways, than the world of matter, and it is also for sale.”

So, from anywhere between $20 and $10,000, depending on how much money you have to spend on something you can’t see, you can own a description of a movie, sculpture or whatever that has been created by James Franco and his MONA friends.

This first project, a movie called “Red Leaves,” is based on a short story by William Faulkner. It is meant to be “a portrait of a culture on the brink of destruction.”

So why did James decide to make this movie without filming a thing?

“I originally intended this to be a film that would go to festivals,” Franco explained in a video promo for the project. “But it got so expensive, you know, the budget was so high back then that I never realized it. So I’ve finally been able to realize it for this museum and now I consider it a piece of art.”

What do you consider it?

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