Show Nothing

What’s your take on nothing?

The Rubin Museum of Art, (Remember? KtB collaborated with them this past summer in our “Remember That You Will Die” essay contest),wants to know. As part of their fall lecture series, “Talk About Nothing,” the Rubin is launching a video contest. Basically, they’re giving you the chance to get something for nothing. How can you pass that up? Here are the details:

For a chance to win free tickets to the most scintillating on-stage conversations in New York City this fall, submit a short video via YouTube showing us your take on nothing. Then send an email with the video link to or Tweet the link with #TalkAboutNothing.

The three most creative video responses will be chosen by Nothing series participants Laurie Anderson, Brian Cox, and Christopher Potter. The winning videos will be announced on on Wednesday, October 27 and featured on our website through the end of January.

  1. The first place winner receives a complimentary ticket to ten talks of their choice.
  2. The second place winner receives a complimentary ticket to six talks of their choice.
  3. The third place winner receives a complimentary ticket to four talks of their choice.

You could hear…

  • (KtB contributor) Rick Moody talk about Samuel Beckett
  • Mike Nichols talk about emptiness
  • Sandra Bernhard talk about nothing
  • Laurie Anderson talk about zero

Show us Nothing

  • Videos should be less than 3 minutes in length
  • Include “RMA Talk about Nothing” in your video title
  • Videos should be submitted no later than 5pm EST on Wednesday, October 20

Do something, but please:

Do nothing to hurt yourself or others.

Do nothing illegal.

The Rubin Museum of Art is not responsible for any video content or any action taken while creating video content.