Posts Tagged: the first bad man
“We’re so lonely in our processes,” July laughs of the plight of so many creative types, “that it’s just fun—like, ‘Wow, we get to email with each other!’ when usually for both of us it’s a very solitary process from start to finish.”
In addition to being a writer and performance artist, Miranda July also designs scarves....more
So my introduction to July was one at which I watched her redefine boundaries and hijack something destined to be inert and turn it into something uncomfortably alive, whether you wanted her to or not. This has been my experience of her work ever since.
I think often in my work the things that people are doing, just to get by, I think of as their art. It ends up looking almost a little bit like my art, even though in the context of the story it’s not art at all, and they’re not artists — because I think that’s how I look at the world often.