Got a girl crush on: Miranda July
As far as girl crushes go, it doesn’t get more swoon-worthy than miss Queen of Quirk herself, Miranda July. She’s clever, artistic, talented, well-spoken, and has a great sense of style.
As evidenced in her work titles, her extremely personable demeanor commands her audience to immerse, participate and create art together. “Me and You and Everyone We Know”. “No One Belongs Here More Than You”. “Learning to Love You More”. “Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?”. Okay okay, we get it! Art that non-excludes? I like!
This month’s Interview Magazine features a great piece about her work “Eleven Heavy Things” at the Venice Biennale. Naturally, her piece depended on the participation of show visitors:
“Many of the pieces come with July’s loaded text messages such as What I look like when I’m lying (notice the cute toddler in our photos) or We don’t know each other. We’re just hugging for the picture. When we’re done I’ll walk away quickly. It’s almost over. Part of the idea was that the project would be completed only in the snapshots of visitors who traveled to Venice for the art and then brought the evidence of July’s work back home with them.”
Check out the article for more on “Eleven Heavy Things”, as well as a round of 20 Questions between July and creatives like Cindy Sherman, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, the Mulleavy sisters, Dave Eggers, and Chan Marshall.
Miranda July - Interview Magazine