BERLIN PHOTO WEEK

THE I LOVE YOU PROJECT

DEBBIE DAVIES

Ausstellung | Exhibition Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2021

The I Love You Project® is a global interactive social art project which celebrates diversity using video, photography, and sound.

 

Debbie Davies uses a digital microscope camera to videotape participants saying “I Love You” in their native language. The voices are recorded separately, combined with original music and videotaped images to create a multi-media exhibition.

 

Portraits of participants are also part of the exhibition creating a mosaic of human faces.

 

The microscope camera creates unexpected portraits that play with skin tone, contrast, and light. The goal of the project is to explore cultures and bring people of different backgrounds together through an art platform. 

 

The experience of videotaping people is part of the project. Subjects have their own emotional experience saying these three words to a stranger, at times in the presence of other people at the shoot location. Neighbors who never met come into the shoot location as strangers and depart as friends.

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