Love

"Love" explores practices for embodying love – hypersensitivity, ecstatic affects, overwhelming feelings, subtle affective connections with things around… Love bodies are inserted in "inappropriate" contexts where something else is already happening – from art spaces to supermarkets and anything in between. The contrast that their sensibility brings might performatively interfere with the normality of those contexts and temporary zones of possibility might open. Because affects are contagious, the entire atmosphere and situation can be altered.

Spiritual traditions talk about a fear/control vs love dynamic – we always have the choice between the two sides and everything is decided by that. It might be a simplistic view, but it is surprisingly actual now, when our lives and politics are so much fear and control based. Although "fear" is somehow twisted to mean "love". The twist is possible because "love" is exhausted and perverted, it can mean anything, from sex to empty corporate "care" slogans. What is disappearing from "love" is the actual body experience of it. From everyday actions to contemporary dance and performance, the default perspective is of a body as instrument, as tool. We control and put our bodies to do things, to work, to create images, to express ideas, we discipline and choreograph them, and this pattern extends to nature and entire reality, with horrible consequences. Love dissolves control by activating the other way, from the affect body to the mind. From "image body" to body as affects, body as medium, body as a portal towards the unknown, to "love body". Artworks are usually visual, sound or conceptual. Love is affect based.

Love is based on Love Body (Second Body) practice of adding an affective sensibility to everyday behaviors, a second attention that might make one drift out of the anatomic body towards a love body. We don't know what a love body can do.

Performers Eliza Trefas, Martina Piazzi, Florin Flueras.

Love, notes from inside - documentation as text

 

Love in the frame of Unofficial Unworks at Gallery Weekend Berlin (2023):











Love in the frame of Unofficial Unworks at Berlin Biennale (2022):

 

 

Love, in residency at Buda Kortrijk (2023)










Love, in residency at Centrale Fies (2023)


 

Love, in residency at TFB Berlin 2022, 2023:





 

Love in the frame of Art Opening at the supermarket, Bucharest, 2021:




Love at the Art Opening Izvor, Bucharest, 2021:



Love in the frame of Unofficial Unworks at Berardo Museum Lisbon, 2020:




Love in the frame of Unofficial Unworks at supermarket, Lisbon 2020:







Love, notes from inside - documentation as text