Participants are videotaped and photographed saying "I Love You" in their native language using digital microscope cameras. The images and voice recordings are combined with original music by Julius Schön and Devan Davies-Wood to create an immersive multi-media installation. The microscope technology, which is actually a child's toy, creates unexpected reflections of skin tone, sometimes capturing what is beneath the skin, and showing that we are all human underneath. During the photo sessions, participants are encouraged to tell their stories, and describing their personal and cultural definition of “love”. The highly emotional and connected experience participants share - saying "I Love You" into the camera - exemplifies the healing power of this phrase. This interaction creates a connection between participants, the photographer, and strangers. The message of love reverberates through the images and voices of people of different cultures and religions.
The project has been conducted in Barcelona (Spain), Kiev (Ukraine) and in the German cities of Berlin, Frankfurt, and Giessen thus far. Upcoming planned cities for the project include London, Brooklyn, and Reykjavik. Visit our social media links for updates on the project as we bring it to different cities.
Now the project has a permanent home in Berlin at LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum. You can contribute to the project via the galerie website.
The project was featured in a full page article in the New York Post. CLICK HERE TO READ
Soundtracks for the project videos can be heard at our SoundCloud page.
You may view photos and videos of completed projects by clicking on the menu links above. Also see our list of past and upcoming video screenings which take place around the world.