Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I keep hearing July's name everywhere. When the chance came to understand her appeal, I jumped and fortunately found myself seats to her one-night only performance. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Jillian Steinhauer
Published: 25 Oct 2012, Hyperallergic

Miranda July (Image courtesy of Center for Art of Performance)
LOS ANGELES — It has always been a mystery to me how a signature Louis Vuitton bag can go for thousands of dollars while an impeccable knockoff (essentially the exact same bag) can go for mere hundreds. In the same way, a piece of art that can hardly be sold at the time of its creation can skyrocket at an auction decades later. Value, whether monetary or abstract, is a difficult quality to pin down, in regards to people, certainly, but surprisingly, for objects as well. [read more]


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