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A screen cap from the L.O.V.E.deconstructed trailer

L.O.V.E.deconstructed

L.O.V.E.deconstructed is a research project lead by artist Barbara England. It relies on community participation at all levels of the creative process. The project will culminate in a live performance at the new Central Public Library during Springboard Performance’s Fluid Fest 2019.

A memory bank will be created to include hundreds of intimate memories anonymously shared by individuals throughout the city. The research looks into the limitations of language as a way of transmitting memory. How do we experience intimacy? How do our bodies store intimate memories?

Through a process of reverse storytelling, the project will reconstruct your memories to create a new, shared experience that reflects the collective identity of the city. During the performance, the past will intertwine with the present, just as your story will intertwine with hundreds of others.

How can you Participate?

The project asks you to share an audio recording of a single intimate memory that involves yourself and one other person. Try to recall as much detail as you can. So far, stories have ranged from experiences with lovers, parents, patients, strangers, friends, etc. We ask for recordings to be between one and five minutes long. It can be told in any way you like, prepared beforehand or told on the fly. Just be honest and dive into the memory!

All recordings will remain anonymous. By submitting, you consent to have your recording potentially integrated into the soundscape of the performance installation, L.O.V.E.deconstructed.

All ages are encouraged to participate!

Use one of the following devices to record your story:

  • Smartphone
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Hand-held recorder

Send the audio as a WAV or MP3 file to the below email address, using subject line: Audio Submission:
love.deconstructed@springboardperformance.com.

For more information, visit springboardperformance.com.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please contact Barbara England by emailing love.deconstructed@springboardperformance.com.

Submit by Sunday, September 15, 2019.

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