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West Coast debut July 23 at MOCA Pacific Design Center

It’s a big week coming up for Miranda July. The Los Angeles-based artist/filmmaker has an exhibit of eleven sculptures opening at MOCA‘s satellite Pacific Design Center gallery this weekend, and her second feature film, The Future, hits theaters on Friday. She might be giving manic Renaissance man James Franco a run for his money.

July’s work truly is unique, and this outdoor installation — like a lot of her work — encourages viewer interaction. What that means remains to be seen – usually you’re scolded for “interacting” with the art in any way so any time an artist breaks that mold is cool by me. The exhibit, called Eleven Heavy Things, showed in 2009 at the Venice Biennale, and in Union Square in Manhattan the following year. Now L.A. gets its chance. Viewers are supposed to stand on, move through and snap photos with the sculptures, so all eleven pieces become something like a living performance art piece. The chance to interact runs from July 23 through October 23 at MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, where entrance is FREE.

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