August 28, 2010

Luiz Philippe Carneiro de Mendonça

Luiz Philippe Carneiro de Mendonça is an artist from Minas Gerais - Brazil. He was born in 23rd of June, 1957. Luiz has an interesting art mixing medias and materials to make you think as he brings a new persceptive out of daily objects.





The chair is the supposed to feel confortable, not you. Sorry!


Eye-Globe










I wish I were inside this bath tup!


Remember when you just dont want to take a shower because its damn cold and you just wash your hair at the sink? Oh my!! Great redneck days...


Not only thinking outside the box, but a cute manual on how to get out of the box!
Foxie material...


A modern man. A world-man. A man with perception.



August 27, 2010

Drawing of the day!

Drawing of the day
is a personal sketch that I do at work to make it a good day!


Ballerina Project

This is an interesting blog with pictures of ballerinas posing in the city. It has already 63444 fans follwing it and it is pretty simple, but a cool idea.














August 26, 2010

Miranda July´s Quotes


What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)


"I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave, it will be hard again."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. There are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can't see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees.

Ten True Things"
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"This pain, this dying, this is just normal. This is how life is. In fact, I realize, there never was an earthquake. Life is just this way, broken, and I am crazy for dreaming of something else."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)


"Are you angry? Punch a pillow. Was it satisfying? Not hardly. These days people are too angry for punching. What you might try is stabbing. Take an old pillow and lay it on the front lawn. Stab it with a big pointy knife. Again and again and again. Stab hard enough for the point of the knife to go into the ground. Stab until the pillow is gone and you are just stabbing the earth again and again, as if you want to kill it for continuing to spin, as if you are getting revenge for having to live on this planet day after day, alone."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"People tend to stick to their own size group because it's easier on the neck. Unless they are romantically involved, in which case the size difference is sexy. It means: I am willing to go the distance for you.

The Shared Patio"
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"That day I carried the dream around like a full glass of water, moving gracefully so I would not lose any of it."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.
"
— Miranda July

"Some may say that such a girl is not ready for a relationship with a man, especially a man in his late sixties. But to that I say: We don't know anything. We don't know how to cure a cold or what dogs are thinking. We do terrible things, we make wars, we kill people out of greed. So who are we to say how to love. I wouldn't force her. I wouldn't have to. She would want me. We would be in love. What do you know. You don't know anything. Call me when you've cured AIDS, give me a ring then and I'll listen."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"If there were a map of the solar system, but instead of stars it showed people and their degrees of separation, my star would be the one you had to travel the most light-years from to get to his. You would die getting to him."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I looked at other couples and wondered how they could be so calm about it. They held hands as if they weren't even holding hands. When Steve and I held hands, I had to keep looking down to marvel at it. There was my hand, the same hand I've always had - oh, but look! What is it holding? It's holding Steve's hand! Who is Steve? My three-dimensional boyfriend. Each day I wondered what would happen next. What happens when you stop wanting, when you are happy. I supposed I would go on being happy forever. I knew I would not mess things up by growing bored. I had done that once before."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"The idea that you might end up in a job that doesn't allow you to be who you are, over the course of a lifetime, is still one of the most chilling nightmares to me. It's a good metaphor for fears I have about losing my soul in some accidental, mundane way. So, to me, these jobs that my characters have are very loaded. They immediately suggest a complex character to me, a woman who is, say, a secretary, but also a vigilante on behalf of her own soul."
— Miranda July

"You always feel like you are the only one in the world, like everyone else is crazy for each other, but it's not true. Generally, people don't like each other very much. And that goes for friends, too. "
— Miranda July

"He seemed to be waiting for me to move forward. Weren't we all."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"It was a real whale, a photograph of a real whale. I looked into its tiny wise eye and wondered where that eye was now. Was it alive and swimming, or had it died long ago, or was it dying now, right this second? When a whale dies, it falls down through the ocean slowly, over the course of a day. All the other fish see it fall, like a giant statue, like a building, but slowly, slowly."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"We were excited about getting jobs; we hardly went anywhere without filling out an application. But once we were hired - as furniture sanders - we could not believe this was really what people did all day. Everything we had thought of as The World was actually the result of someone's job. Each line on the sidewalk, each saltine. Everyone had a rotting carpet and a door to pay for. Aghast, we quit. There had to be a more dignified way to live. We needed time to consider ourselves, to come up with a theory about who we were and set it to music.

Something That Needs Nothing"
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"They wordlessly excused each other for not loving each other as much as they had planned to. There were empty rooms in the house where they had meant to put their love, and they worked together to fill these rooms with midcentury modern furniture. ("Birthmark")."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"There was nothing in this world that was not a con, suddenly I understood this. Nothing really mattered, and nothing could be lost. "
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"This person realizes that staying home means blowing off everyone this person has ever known. But the desire to stay in is very strong. This person wants to run a bath and then read in bed."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"People are always breaking through, like in the Doors song 'Break on Through (To the Other Side)'. But I really had. I had broken through twice now, and my feeling about the universe was that it was porous and radical and you could turn it on, you could even fuck around with the universe."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I made orange juice from concentrate and showed her the trick of squeezing the juice of one real orange into it. It removes the taste of being frozen. She marveled at this, and I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave, it will be hard again."
— Miranda July

"I walked down the hall and saw that [she] was sitting on the floor next to a chair. This is always a bad sign. It's a slippery slope, and it's best just to sit in chairs, to eat when hungry, to sleep and rise and work. But we have all been there. Chairs are for people, and you're not sure if you are one."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Inelegantly and without my consent, time passed.

How to Tell Stories to Children 
p198 "
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I really did not feel okay about any of this, and there was really nothing I could do about any of it.

How to Tell Stories to Children
p199 "
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I cried in English, I cried in french, I cried in all the languages, because tears are the same all around the world."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I looked out the window for other passengers in love with their drivers, but we were well disguised, we pretended boredom and prayed for traffic."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Sometimes I would make left turns all the way around a block, and when I returned to the original intersection, I would feel disappointed to find all the drivers were new. It wasn't like a square dance, where you miraculously end up with your original partner, laughing and feeling giddily relieved to find him after dancing with everyone else in the world. Instead, they swung around and kept on going, some people were at work by now, or halfway to the airport. In fact, driving might be the thing most opposite of dancing."
— Miranda July

"In the weeks that followed, we amazed ourselves. Our habits slid apart easily...And our very few intimacies were simply discontinued. Where did they go, those things we did? Were they recycled? Did some new couple in China do them? Were a Swedish man and woman foot to foot at this very moment? "
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Would she understand that time had stopped while she was gone."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"... we had once called out hello into the cauldron of the world and then run away before anyone could respond."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"That is my problem with life, I rush through it, like I'm being chased. Even things whose whole point is slowness, like drinking relaxing tea. When I drink relaxing tea I suck it down as if I'm in a contest for who can drink relaxing tea the quickest."
— Miranda July

"I went to the bedroom and lay on the floor, so as not to mess up the covers."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"It is terrible to have to ask for anything ever. We wish we were something that needed nothing, like paint. But even paint needs repainting."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I could not make a move without making love."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"He breathed out the bitter air that makes women doubt everything, and I breathed it in, as I had always done. I expelled my dust, the powder of everything I had destroyed with doubt, and he pulled it into his lungs."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"She never inquired, but she never recoiled, either. This is a quality that I look for in a person, not recoiling."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"We don't have intercourse anymore. I'm not complaining, it's my own fault. I lie there beside him and try to send signals to my vagina, but it's like trying to get cable channels on a Tv that doesn't have cable. My mind requests sex, but my vagina is just waiting for the next time it has to pee. It thinks its whole job in life is to pee."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"I asked myself if I would kill my parents to save his life, a question I had been posing since I was fifteen. The answer always used to be yes. But in time, all those boys had faded away, and my parents were still there. I was now less and less willing to kill them for anyone; in fact, I worried for their health. In this case, however, I had to say yes. Yes, I would."
— Miranda July

"She bludgeoned me with a look of such limitless compassion that I immediately began to cry."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Things usually make sense in time, and even bad decisions have their own kind of correctness."
— Miranda July

"Two plus three is five, check the email, one plus seven is, check the email, eight, check the email, which comes to a total of, who the hell am I anyway, eighty five. This is how he dismembers his day, in the most painful way, moment by moment. A bigger man would just shoot it, put it out of its misery."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"When she saw my messy desk, she said she was the same way, and there was no dust on the TV, and I was easy to love. People just need a little help because they are so used to not loving. It's like scoring the clay to make another piece of clay stick to it."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Inelegantly and without my consent, time passed."
— Miranda July

"I laughed and said, life is easy. What I meant was, life is easy with you here, and when you leave it will be hard again. "
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"Some may say that such a girl is not ready for a relationship with a man, especially a man in his late sixties. But to that I say: We don’t know anything. We don’t know how to cure a cold or what dogs are thinking. We do terrible things, we make wars, we kill people out of greed. So who are we to say how to love. I wouldn’t force her. I wouldn’t have to. She would want me. We would be in love. What do you know. You don’t know anything. Call me when you’ve cured AIDS, give me a ring then and I’ll listen."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)

"We don't really believe in mowing the lawn; we do it only to avoid unnecessary engagement with the neighbors."
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)



With these wonderful quotes, I conclude my series of posts about Miranda July and her various works. She is an amazing artist and I hope you liked it. 






August 25, 2010

Getting Stronger Every Day - Miranda July´s short story

"There are two movies I saw on TV about boys who were taken from their families and then returned to them years later. One boy was on a fun spaceship for years and the other boy was kidnapped and molested. These boys were never the same again and they just couldn't re-integrate into the family. I saw these movies when I was little. I've often described them to people, always paired together. They are sort of the comedy and tragedy version of the same story and it is a mundanely spiritual story. Getting Stronger Every Day includes these boys' tales, but they are like mystical objects placed on the living reality of the man storyteller. In other parts of the movie actual mystical objects hover in peoples lives without a myth or story attached. I like to think about how these dimensions interact simply and can be enacted: real life / story / worldly / spirit / video / flat drawing." Miranda July







August 24, 2010

Atlanta - Miranda July´s short video



1996, 10 minutes
A 12 year-old Olympic swimmer and her mother (both played by July) speak to the public about "going for the gold".

Videoed by Miranda July, Wu La Dawson, and Summer Mastous
Edited by Miranda July


Miranda July makes movies, performances, recordings and combinations of these things. July's first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know premiered in January 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received a special jury prize for originality of vision. It debuted internationally at the Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded with four prizes, including the Camera d'Or. It was released theatrically in July of 2005. July's videos ( Haysha Royko, The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day ) have been screened internationally at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. July participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial with learningtoloveyoumore.com. July's multi-media performances ( Love Diamond, The Swan Tool, How I Learned to Draw ) have been presented at venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and The Kitchen in New York. July's stories can be read in The Paris Review, The Harvard Review and Zoetrope All Story.





August 23, 2010

August 22, 2010

The acclaimed filmmaker, performer and writer reads short stories from her book "No One Belongs Here More Than You." A Q&A with the audience follows the reading.

Miranda July´s reading at Hammer Museum @ UCLA


I have first had contact with Miranda July´s work by her movie You and Me and Everyone We Know a while ago. Since then I have been following her work which spreads itself through performances, art, interventions, books, acting, music and videos, for example. She is trully a multi-artist and I love her artistic tone. She has insightful ideas and questions, as every person should have and as every artist must have.

You will enjoy this video.



August 21, 2010

Miranda July´s interview



Miranda July is a prolific performance and video artist. She stepped into the mainstream limelight when her 2005 film Me and You and Everyone We Know became an international hit. But instead of rushing into another feature film project, Miranda has been "in a hurry to do everything else". Like making exhibitions featuring the delicate and personal do-it-yourself art from the ever-expanding Learning To Love You More web project. We met Miranda at MU, an art space in Eindhoven, a few hours before the opening of the exhibition. Miranda July is the first in a new series of Pretty Cool People Interviews.





August 20, 2010

Miranda July Interviews her own book: No One Belongs Here More Than You

Miranda July´s Book No one belongs here more than you!
That´s it: four different color that you can choose from.








Miranda Interview her own book. It´s funny! 
Check it out:





Funny video montage a fan put together about Miranda´s work





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