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MIRANDA JULY
ELEVEN HEAVY THINGS
JULY 23–OCTOBER 23, 2011
MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST
SATURDAY JULY 23 6–8PM

IN CONJUNCTION WITH HER NEW FEATURE LENGTH FILM THE FUTURE, POLYMATH, ARTIST, FILMMAKER, AND WRITER MIRANDA JULY BRINGS ELEVEN HEAVY THINGS, A SERIES OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURES, TO THE PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER LAWN. THE PIECES INVITE VISITORS TO MOUNT INSCRIBED PEDESTALS, STAND BENEATH ELABORATE HEADDRESSES, AND INSERT THEIR LIMBS INTO HOLES. A WORK THAT BEGINS AS SCULPTURE METAMORPHOSES INTO COUNTLESS PERFORMANCES, ONLY COMPLETE WHEN PARTICIPANTS PHOTOGRAPH THEIR INTERACTIONS AND SHARE THEM. THROUGH COLLABORATION AND DISSEMINATION, THE AUDIENCE SHIFTS AND THE VIEWER BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF THE WORK.

GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER IS PROVIDED BY CHARLES S. COHEN.
IMAGE: MIRANDA JULY, PEDESTALS FOR GUILTY ONES, ELEVEN HEAVY THINGS, UNION SQUARE PARK, NEW YORK, 2010.
PHOTO BY PAUL LAMOTTE