Thursday, August 18, 2011

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule by Miranda July

Slow and Steady Wins the Race has always addressed the issue of time by proposing ideas that balance the timely with the timeless. For our blog we asked friends, family and other people we admire to share with us what they would put in a time capsule.

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. 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. July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know(2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Miranda July’s most recent film is The Future (2011), which she wrote and 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 (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. Her latest book is It Chooses You (McSweeney’s, 2011).

July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel); the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden she designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale, was on view in Union Square in New York in the summer of 2010 and is currently being presented by MOCA in Los Angeles. Raised in Berkeley, California, she currently lives in Los Angeles.

Ten Things I can't Live Without (Or Would Prefer Not To)

My security blanket, which is a worn out yellow tee-shirt

Malin + Goetz lip moisturizer

Mike Mills

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Loooong talks with my female friends

Almond Milk

30 sunblock by DeVita

A journal and a pen. right now i'm using moleskin but i don't really care what kind.

a water bottle with a built in straw, mine is made by Camelbak. totally nerdy, but i drink about 10x as much water when a straw is involved

fish oil pills which i believe cure everything