Monday, January 5, 2009

Learning To Love You More in 2009

Assignment 55: Photograph a significent outfit
"What I was wearing when he saw me from the ferris wheel (and my heart beat a million miles an hour and I blew a kiss to him)."
Alana Fragar

As a little project for the New Year ive decided to complete one of the assignments from the learning to love you more website. It came to my attention during the summer when i was browsing through the Winding Stair bookshop on Ormond Quay. There are 70 assignments in total, ranging from braiding someone else's hair to describing what you want done to your body when you die. The website has received 8,000 submissioons since it was started in 2002 by performace artist Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. The book was then published in 2007 and gives a nice overview of the whole project with the list of assignments included.

"Like a recipe, meditation practice, or familiar song, the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience."

July is also known for "You, Me and Everyone we know", the 2005 film she wrote, directed and starred in which i quite enjoyed.


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