Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Learning to Love you More

So... I wouldn't call myself a fan exactly because I am not such a huge follower but I'm always impressed with the work of Miranda July. She wrote, directed, and starred in the movie You, Me and Everyone We Know which is fantastic. She has also published a book, and done several performance/video/web projects that have appeared in the Museum of Modern Art,and the Guggenheim.
Today I came across something that reminded me of one of her newer projects called Learning to Love you More. This project is on the web and anyone can participate the website states:
Learning to Love You More is both a web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. Yuri Ono designs and manages the web site.
Participants accept an assignment, complete it by following the simple but specific instructions, send in the required report (photograph, text, video, etc), and see their work posted on-line. Like a recipe, meditation practice, or familiar song, the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience.
Brian McGovern- Assignment #10: Make A Flier of Your Day

It's kind of like a post secret but with different tasks that range from personal, simple, humourous, and kind. Examples of tasks include: grow a garden in an unexpected place, braid someone's hair, heal yourself, Photograph a significant outfit, make an encouraging banner, make a flier of your day. It's fun to look through what people have sent in. I think it's a pretty cool project, so check it out.

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