We Think Alone is a project by Miranda July, commisioned by Magasin 3 for the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue, curated by Richard Julin and Tessa Praun. It only exists in your inbox where a themed compendium of ten emails will arrive each Monday, from July 1 November 11, 2013. Sign up at wethinkalone.com
We Think Alone has given me the excuse to read my friends' emails and the emails of some people I wish I was friends with
. None of these emails were originally intended to be read by me (much less you.)
Privacy, the art of it, is evolving. Miranda July
Miranda July (USA) is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her work has been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. Julys art includes the participatory website, Learning to Love You More (with Harrell Fletcher), now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale. July wrote, directed and starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won the Camera dOr at the Cannes Film Festival, and The Future (2011). Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harpers, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank OConnor International Short Story Award. Her latest book is It Chooses You (McSweeneys, 2011). She is currently writing a novel and lives in Los Angeles.
Collaborators: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, Sheila Heti, Etgar Keret, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Catherine Opie, Lee Smolin and Danh Vo.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American writer, filmmaker, and the NBAs all-time leading scorer.
Lena Dunham is an American filmmaker, writer and actress. Her HBO series, Girls, begins its third season next year.
Kirsten Dunst is an American actress. She won the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival for her role in Melancholia in 2011.
Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer. Her most recent book, How Should a Person Be?, was called by Time "among the most-talked-about books of 2012".
Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer and filmmaker and a recipient of the Chevalier Medallion of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His most recent book is Suddenly, a Knock on the Door.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy, sisters, are American fashion and costume designers. They founded Rodarte in 2005.
Catherine Opie is an American photographer and a professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the 2013 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute's Excellence in Photography Award.
Lee Smolin is a Canadian/American theoretical physicist. His book, Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to The Future of the Universe, was published earlier this year.
Danh Vo is a Danish-Vietnamese contemporary artist and the latest recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize. He currently has a solo exhibition at Musée dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris and participates in this years Venice Biennale.