Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Miss July

Have you ever had one of those moments where you randomly think of someone in your head, google news search them, and find out they've actually been doing some awesome things lately? Well that just happened to me with Miranda July! If you're not familiar with Miss July, you're 1. living under a rock! and 2. about to get schooled. She's a director. A writer. A-dorable (I went there). And an artist.

Right now she has an installation piece called "Eleven Heavy Things" in New York City's Union Square. It was originally created for the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, but she brought it this summer to the states. In typical July style, she creates a simple base for her extraordinary, yet ordinary thoughts and ideas. Some of the sculptures, though they have no text, allow the viewer (and performer, in some cases I'd assume) to have the opportunity of creating their own text through visual movement, expressions, and what have you. I hope I can make it to NYC before October 3, 2010, when the installation comes to a close. I'd love nothing more than to play around in an unfamiliar place all while eating Miranda July's brain for a day. Yeah. I'm a creep.

{Photo Credit: Art Info, and Flavor Wire}

And a quote,
"Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing."
Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)


  1. I must be living under a rock :( I hadn't heard of her, but this istallation is cool and I like the quote. I think I might have to find out more about her. Thanks for the post.

  2. oh that looks awesome! i totally wanna go check it out this weekend!

  3. Yes! She is my favourite. A lot of people I know hated/hate her movie but I think it is amazing and can watch it everyday.

  4. this is the first i've heard of her too... but i do love the art. thanks!

  5. wow this is really cool. Haven't heard of her, love the pics! I love the cute kid :D

  6. Aw man, I feel like such a jerk for saying that you must live under a rock if you haven't heard of Miranda July! Ha. I am horrible... but I'm glad you guys are interested!!

  7. this is amazing,
    i love this post so much you have such good taste
    Love Poppy

  8. you are a DOLL. thank you poppy! :)

  9. Ok so I must have been living under a rock too! :-p Glad to have come across Miranda July through your blog, great art and that quote is just so inspirational. Exactly what I needed to hear on a Monday morning!

  10. I love love love your blog! What a great installation!

    I would love for you to follow mine, lots of Give-Aways for really cute stuff!