Visting Artist: Miranda July (Timothy Hamill Lecture)
Sunday, April 27, 4:30 pm
602 Commonwealth Ave.
Miranda July is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her broad creative output focuses on the desire for connection in contemporary life, and the small moments of epiphany, mundane and profound, that saturate the everyday. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. In 2005 July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Her most recent film isThe Future (2011), which she wrote, directed and stars in. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007; the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She most recently launched We Think Alone, a mass-email project that shares personal messages curated by July from today’s leading artists, writers, actors, and filmmakers with the public.
Free and open to the public.
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.