It could be argued that poets, musicians, writers and artists have selfishly over-complicated those most basic expressions of love and hate â€“ those that are felt by all. Is their legacy an overly-romanticised, complicated (and self-serving) panaroma of emotion that undermines the validity of the feelings of the “ordinary” person?
Love and hate is felt. These most sibilant expressions of delight; and those guttural explosions of pain. Feel. To thought. To speech. To act. Single syllable building blocks of life, love and despair. These are rarely edited; and never truly resolved. This politics of love and hate oozes from our bodies, and becomes our mark of stain.
This artwork, Love/Politics/Hate, features a multi-channel audio-video installation and layered, rhythmic text-based soundscapes. It offers any viewer the opportunity to swallow that queasy mismatch between the felt and the thought. Cyclic and random, you are offered the chance to think what you feel. And to feel what you think.