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Miranda July

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Miranda July makes performances, movies, recordings and combinations of these things. Her videos (The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day) have screened internationally at sites such as MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Nest of Tens was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, in addition to a sound installation commissioned for the show. July's most recent multi-media performances, Love Diamond and The Swan Tool have been presented globally by in spaces such as The Kitchen in New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. Most of these videos and performances were scored by DJ and composer Zac Love. July has recorded several performance albums, available on the Kill Rock Stars and K record labels, and her radio performances can be heard regularly on NPR's The Next Big Thing. July directed a video for the band Sleater Kinney, made her feature film acting debut in Alison Maclean's Jesus' Son and in 1995 she founded Joanie 4 Jackie, an on-going movie distribution network for independent women movie makers. Her short stories are in current or forthcoming issues of The Paris Review, The Mississippi Review and The Harvard Review. Her short movies ( Haysha Royko, The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day) have been screened internationally at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Nest of Tens and a sound installation, The Drifters, were presented in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. July participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial with learningtoloveyoumore.com, created with support from the Creative Capital foundation and in collaboration with artist Harrell Fletcher. 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 and The Harvard Review and her radio performances can be heard regularly on NPR's The Next Big Thing. July's first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (IFC Films / FilmFour) 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. She lives in Portland, Oregon.