Pedestals for Strangers
Are you over anxious? Under loved? Over stimulated? Under funded? Over overwhelmed? Or under understood? Do you need a Burrbery think-bubble around your head?
Until October 23rd, 2011, you and your friends can interact with Miranda’s eleven things on the lawn outside the Pacific Design Center on Melrose.
If you are an atheist that day, they might make you think how we are all robots, programmed to follow the same roller coaster of emotional torment for no reason at all. Then you might cry too.
But crying is fun, and good for the skin. So go see this exhibit. It’s interactive for God’s sake. How fun is that?
And while you’re feeling poignant, pick up a copy of Miranda July’s short story collection: No One Belongs Here More than You , because it’s super good. It’s like you’re standing on twelve of these pedestals at once, balancing precariously above the Earth, and understanding everything as if for the first time.
P.S. In addition to your trip to this exhibit (or after Oct 23rd, 2011) you can check out exquisitely designed, obscenely expensive furniture at the Pacific Design Center on week days, and bland depressing minimalist modern art made of trash at the The Curve/MOCA space behind the Design Center on weekends. It’s free..which is a little over-priced.
But the fountain outside is pretty.