Video: James Franco as Bruce Nauman

James Franco may already have released his debut short story collection this week, but that was a few days ago, and his Cultural Ubiquity Tour must roll on. Its next stop turns out to be James Franco as Bruce Nauman, a five-minute film by Alison Chernick, in which Franco re-creates Nauman’s 1967 work, “Art Make-Up.”  Of course, Franco made headlines just a few weeks ago when he appeared in full drag on the cover of Candy magazine. In this new transformation, he simply, silently applies a coat of white make-up to his face and neck. Perhaps we just enjoy looking at James Franco, but we think this slow, contemplative piece is, if nothing else, a pleasant way to end our week.

[via UnBeige]