Yesterday evening I briefly visited an open-air MOCA reception at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center for Miranda July, director of The Future (Razor/Match, 7.29). and particularly her outdoor sculpture exhibit, “Eleven Heavy Things.” (Now through 10.23.) That’s July posing within one of her front-lawn sculptures with that grinning middle-aged guy with the glasses.
I spoke to Beginners director Mike Mills, July’s husband, whom I’d met at a recent Santa Barbara reception, but not to July, whose upcoming film I still haven’t seen, in part due to my own instinctual, possibly unjustified fear of what The Future may bring, and partly due to a recent lack of screening invites from Marina Bailey.
For me, the unnaturally sculpted hill-and-dale lawn in front of the PDC is one of the most serene atmospheres you can find in Los Angeles. July’s six or seven “Heavy” sculptures ahave been placed — embedded — on this lawn. The grass smells wonderful.