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MITSKI

ON: ALIENS!

I'm agnostic about aliens. It seems arrogant to believe that Earth really carries the only living beings in the vast expanse of space. That seems a little too miraculous to me. But I also don't hold any beliefs about what they specifically would be like, because I know so little.

The beings I have the easiest time imagining are microorganisms like amoebas or bacteria. I can also imagine plants existing in a natural landscape - things that were here before us on Earth and can exist without us. Or maybe there's no exposed land, and a whole planet and all of its creatures are under water! Or in water under a permanent layer of ice. I can imagine all of these living things existing out there on another planet or moon, but my imagination has a hard time going as far as sentient beings.




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ABOUT MITSKI

Mitski Miyawaki , known simply as Mitski, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter and musician. She embarked on her musical career while studying at Purchase College's Conservatory of Music, during which she self-released her first two albums. After graduating, Mitski released in 2014 her critically acclaimed third studio album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek through Double Double Whammy. It was followed by Puberty 2(2016) and Be the Cowboy (2018), released on Dead Oceans to further acclaim.

photographs
William Wegman

creative direction
Melissa Jones