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Installation view


Loveseat with two-channel monitors displaying pairs of "assignments" in archived form


Composite of sample images displayed on monitors


Learning to Love You More website, by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July.

Learning to Love You (All)
2010

Loveseat, wooden viewing structure, and two LCD screens showing every single one of the over 7000 contributions to the "Learning to Love You More" project by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July. Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Total run time: 36 days.



The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired the online collaborative project "Learning to Love You All" by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July. As a project consisting primarily of an online web interface, the artists stipulated that any showing of the work within the museum be given over to another artist to "curate" from and present in a new format.

I was commissioned to take on this challenge and my presentation involved showing every single one of the over 7000 submissions to the original project, which took a total of 36 days to view the entire collection of 72 "assignments." This extreme act of democracy forced museum visitors to watch each submission in sequence, and without the luxury of clicking through an online interface to get to the more "interesting" ones.

As a socially-engaged project, "Learning to Love You More" is archived as a database of public submissions of text, images, and audio. I translated this information into a cycling video interface which took over three months to edit into a presentation format. By paying attention to each and every submission, I wanted to give homage to the effort by each individual, rather than choose "the best." Since "Learning to Love You More" would not exist without the totality of the labor of the contributors, it was a fitting, but brutally grueling experiment in total democratic representation.

Each submission was screened in its entirety, giving each person at least "15 seconds of fame" within being shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.




Special thanks to video editor Azin Seraj, production assistant Byungjoon Shin, artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July and SFMOMA Media Curator Rudolf Frieing.


==> Learning to Love You More website


Wall of vinyl displaying all the assignments


Posted in front of the viewing structure: the day's pairings of assignments