The I Love You Project: Volem un Barri Digne
Alloway, NJ and Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Last March people in barrio Raval could be heard saying "I love you" in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and others at the request of New York artist Debbie Davies. Armed with an electronic microscope she bought for her son she took, over three days, videos of 82 people saying "I love you" in 18 languages for http://www.TheILoveYouProject.net
The camera creates unexpected images that play with skin tone, contrast, color, and light in unexpected and sometimes uncontrollable ways. Silent videos play with a delay, creating a dreamy quality to the images as people say "I Love You" into the camera in whatever language they prefer.
The exhibition at Galeria aDA will be an immersive experience sharing the beautiful faces and voices of the people who live and work in Raval. On exhibition will be still portraits and video shot by Debbie Davies projected onto a large wall, edited by Kendall Smith. Sound artist Julius Schon captured voices and composed a soundtrack that celebrates the diversity of Raval. The community of Raval has experienced tension due to intolerance and crime. This community houses a large population of immigrants, and is predominantly working class. Through this project, we hope to unite the members of the community, and show Barcelona and the world that change is accomplished through love.
This project is the first in an ambitious global initiative to reproduce this experience in other cities.
Exhibition title: "The I Love You Project: Volem un Barri Digne"
Location: Galera aDa Carrer dels Salvador, 8 El Raval, Barcelona Spain 08001. Website: http://www.ada-bcn.com Tel: 34-93-329-7022 Director, Isabella Capdevila.
Dates: Opening Reception at Galeria aDa Thursday May 19, 2011 8:00pm-10:00pm. Show dates May 19-June 4, 2011.
Debbie T. Davies, Visual Artist http://www.debbiedaviesphoto.com.
Julius Schon, Sound Artist http://www.illuschoen.net
Kendall Smith, Video Editor.
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