Miranda July is a multi-media performer and video artist living in Portland, Oregon. In 1995 she founded Big Miss Moviola, a movie distribution network for independent women moviemakers. In January 2000, she completed her fourth short movie, Nest of Tens. Her previous video, The Amateurist, has been screened at sites around the world, including the 1999 Rotterdam International Film Festival. Her latest multi-media performance, Love Diamond, was commissioned by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and was performed last year at sites around the country, including the New York Video Festival at the Lincoln Center. July has also recorded several performance albums, available on the Kill Rock Stars and K record labels.