Miranda July took Co-Star Tape #2, I Saw Bones, on an East Coast tour along with her new video, Nest of Tens, and selections from Joanie 4 Jackie Chainletter tapes. In this compilation curated by Rita Gonzalez, seven woman filmmakers hijack pornographic, ethnographic, and scientific practices to create horrifying and familiar fantasies.
March 2, 2000, 7 pm. (Portland, OR) Reed College’s 11th annual RAW (Reed Arts Weekend), Vollum Lecture Hall.
March 7, 2000, 7 pm. (New York, NY) Barnard College. Organized by Karla L.
March 8, 2000, 8:30 pm. (Brooklyn, NY) Pratt Film Series, Pratt Institute. Organized by Astria Suparak.
March 10, 2000, 7:30 pm. (New York, NY) New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives. Organized by Ed Halter.
March 2000. (New York, NY) School of Visual Arts.
March 24, 2000. (East Hampton, MA) Flywheel. Organized by Mike Burke.
March 2000. (Amherst, MA) Amherst College.
March 27, 2000. (Washington, D.C.) The Black Cat. Organized by Allison Sheedy.
March 29, 2000. (Bryn Mawr, PA) Bryn Mawr College. Organized by Kate.
March 30, 2000. (Annandale-On-Hudson, NY) Bard College. Organized by Gretchen Hogue.
March 31, 2000. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Vassar College. Organized by Dillon Font.
April 21, 2000, 7:30 pm. (Palo Alto, CA) Stanford University, History13. “Miranda July: Women in Independent Film”, as part of Herstory: Voices.
As Mary Billyou recalls: “I attended a screening in Washington, DC ages ago downtown, in Chinatown. I don’t remember that much about it, except that I introduced myself to Miranda and I think she seemed a bit overwhelmed because she had just performed, so I left. I had wished that I had more time to talk with her however, but I didn’t know exactly how to go about it, as I didn’t know where she was staying etc. and I felt really insecure at that time anyway so it was a big effort for me to go to the event in the first place, even though my work was screening and I went with a friend.”
As Karen Yasinsky recalls: “I remember the I Saw Bones screening at the 2000 New York Underground Film Festival where I met Miranda and she had a really present and outward energy on stage for the Q&A afterwards. After Astria screened Sex on the Fritz at the festival, a precursor to Some Kind of Loving that came out a few months later, one person asked if it was pot rolling around in my animation – it was a representation of tumbleweeds on the open plain – a super crude representation. I don’t remember many things from my past but that question sticks with me.”