Love Above All Else

Submitted by Nancy Burson

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Client

Location: Florence, Italy

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $7,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Michele Greco

Overview

The Love Above All Else video is a projection created from the repeated writing of the word Love (or I love you), drawn both handed for brain balancing. Beneath the images is an under layer of love’s opposite in the form of fourteen photographs combined that symbolize war, racism, poverty, disease, terrorism, global warming, mass shootings, ethnic cleansing, refugees displaced, hurricanes, fires, religious conflicts, family separations, and famine. Together these constitute one disruptive, apocalyptic image that has been lightened to be barely visible, as if the totality of all human suffering is disappearing.

Goals

Conceptually, the lightening of the image that is almost invisible underneath represents the power of love to transmute all that negativity. The Love Above All Else projection symbolically represents the vibration of love triumphant over Earth’s current malaise.

Process

The video is based on the “Love’s Letters” Series which are one-of-a-kind photo based images created by the repeated writing of “Love” or “iLoveyou”. Those images were combined and animated by FlickerLab Studios to produce the final video.

Additional Information

It was shown in September, 2019 at the Museo Marino Marini as part of the FirenzeSuonaContemporanea, a music and arts festival in Florence, Italy.