Wednesday, October 16, 2013
we think alone
Have you guys heard about the We Think Alone project by artist/writer Miranda July? It's a pretty cool concept.
By visiting this site and entering your email, you sign up for a weekly batch of personal emails from notable people. Each Monday's collection is organized by theme. So far, I've received "An email about fear" and "An Angry Email." Participants include Kirsten Dunst, Lena Dunham, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the designers behind Rodarte and many more.
The project came out of the author's interest in reading other people's personal message. Even without complete context, it's an interesting exercise so far.
Intrigued? Sign up by clicking the link above. For more info, check out this article.
July seems to be a polarizing figure in the art world, but I've always liked what work that I've seen. Her book of short stories No One Belongs Here More Than You was a fun gift from a pal and her public installation in Union Square back in 2010 ("Eleven Heavy Things") was fun.
P.S. July is married to Mike Mills who wrote and directed Beginners starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer.
(images via pinterest and flavorwire)