One Day Only: Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day)
Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline Street, Hamtramck
Artist Talk 2:00 PM
Portrait Studio Hours 3:00-5:00 PM
WHAT IS LOVE is aimed unifying individuals throughout North America using conversation, compassion and a pop-up photo studio.
The concept of love has been the driving force behind the creation of some of our greatest works of art, our philosophies, and our most severe behaviors. While Webster’s dictionary defines love as “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person”, this uniform definition precludes our understanding that the human experience of love is varied.
The project "What Is Love" began in response to this standardized definition. Aimed at unifying communities across North America, using compassion and a pop-up studio, for the months of May and June 2015 I will set up at different locations across CAN/US. Some are as listed below and others will be unannounced set-ups in smaller places. At each location, I will collaboratively photograph interested passersby, conversationally questioning the word "love" and photographically capturing the micro-expressions shared in the process.
Additionally, the project aims to reveal through collaborative performance and comparative photography the strength and beauty of vulnerability that can be found within all adults, regardless of age, nationality, income, sexual orientation or gender. As a result, through sharing and observing all the combined final images, understanding and compassion will emerge individually, helping to build community across North America.