Eleven Heavy Things

Interact with weighty pieces created by Miranda July.

Artist/visionary/filmmaker/bon vivantress Miranda July has made some intriguing art and films in the past (we're still sweet on the How to Make a Button short). Her recent full-length feature "The Future" dealt with the future -- and time travel and cat love and deep questions as well -- but Ms. July was also thinking of future works, and how they could be work with her movie.

And what is the future beyond "The Future"? The artist now has a new show ready to debut at MOCA Pacific Design Center. "Eleven Heavy Things" welcomes public interaction, and encourages visitors to snap pictures of themselves on/in the art and then share those pictures with others.

There are indeed eleven heavy things to interact with; those objects can be found at Melrose Wave Park at the PDC. We'll add that the objects may carry traditional hefty weight or some psychic weight, too. Will you stand on the podium that says "The Guilty One"? Should you? Should someone you know?

"Eleven Heavy Things" opens on Saturday, July 23; there's a reception for the artist during the evening.

If you can't make the Pacific Design Center opening, the artist will be at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre on Tuesday, July 26 holding a show & tell session.

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