07 October 2010

Fancy That: Miranda July

For my inaugural Fancy That post, I couldn't help but pick a woman who I find myself inspired by on a daily basis. She's an artist, writer, director, film maker, musician, poet, actress - Jill-of-all-trades.




ME YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW
I was introduced to Miranda July back in 2006 when I saw Me You and Everyone We Know for the first time. The simple cinematography as well as the glimpses into the lives of each character expresses true human emotion in the most honest way. The film holds an autobiographical feel to it, while maintaining moments of pure poetic fiction. The way in which she discusses the issue of emotional disconnect due to advances in technology as well as her thoughts on love and heartbreak are profoundly beautiful and absolutely relatable to our current blogging/tweeting/tumblin/sms-ing generation. Not to mention that she is an artist trying to get her work shown in a museum, and the curator so compelled by her hardworking ethic loses sight of why she's working in a museum housing incredible art. I can't tell you how many times I've seen it, but I can tell you that you will enjoy it.

A side note: my dream tattoo is ))<>((

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NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU: STORIES BY MIRANDA JULY
My best friend Adam urged be to read this work by Miranda July insisting that it would become my new favorite book - and he was pretty much dead on. Quick little short stories capturing those moments that occur when we aren't even paying attention. Quirky and whimsical, each one of these stories stands on its own yet somehow fits perfectly into this anthology of works. Stories from this book also serve as inspiration for some of Kathy's art.


LEARNING TO LOVE YOU MORE
Learning To Love You More is a year long project conceptualized by Miranda July and a group of other artists - but had executed by anyone from anywhere interested in submitting. A series of assignments listed on the website would be carried out by the participants, then documented and submitted the website. This book is a culmination of the projects and assignments completely by contributers around the world, and is one of my favorite possessions. The book is an inspiration and a revelation.

FEATURED IN VICE MAGAZINE
Last fall, Vice Magazine featured photographs of Miranda July inspired by the extras in major motion pictures. She was styled by Vice and photographed by Roe Ethridge. My favorite is the photograph of her as an extra from Grease, she just POPS.


I love this woman.

2 comments :

  1. I didn´t know her!!! :)I will try to look for things....:D

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  2. and I saw you change again the wallpaper!!!! good one..but I still prefer mondrian!

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