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Photos: Miranda July’s Eleven Heavy Things Art in Los Angeles

Filmmaker, novelist, and artist Miranda July invites onlookers to play around with her interactive sculptures, on view now in Los Angeles. View photos.

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Miranda July (pictured left) “Lace Shape,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011

In 2009, Miranda July, the American filmmaker and performer, was invited to contribute to the 2009 Venice Biennale art festival. A series of goofy sculptures called "Eleven Heavy Things" was the result, and they are now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. "It's almost a cartoon version of what you're supposed to make for an art show," July said, over the phone from her home in L.A. Visitors are encouraged to interact with her sculptures, July explained, and that interaction creates a Miranda July performance, of sorts, without the artist even having to be there.

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Miranda July (pictured) “Finger Tablet,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011.

Miranda July herself “using” one of the sculptures from her series called “Eleven Heavy Things.”  Put your finger into a pierced slab whose single hole is labeled “This is not the first hole my finger has been in, nor will it be the last,” and squeamishness soon sets in.

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Miranda July (pictured right) “Pedestals for Guilty Ones,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center,

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(Right and left) Miranda July, “Pedestal for Strangers,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011 (center) Miranda July, “Pedestal for a Little Girl,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011,

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Miranda July, “Burberry Shape,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011

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Miranda July, “Double Pink Shape,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011

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Miranda July (pictured left) “Three Hole Tablet,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2011. Miranda July (center) “Two Faced Tablet,” Eleven Heavy Things, MOCA Pacific Design Center