Love is Strong as Death

Love is Strong as Death was first staged as a convivial feast for the five senses inspired by the inscription (after the Song of Solomon) on a clock tower on the campus of Brown University. Participants congregated around festive tables of home-cooked food and were invited to “listen, imagine, and respond to aspects and acts of political love.” Commissioned by Brown University’s Art Department, this work hearkened back to Plato’s Symposium by taking on the theme of  “political love.” The body politic is addressed through the experience of the human sensorium and the embodied situation of sharing food, wine, and thinking together. The feast performance produced ephemera and objects that were then left in the venue as a sculptural installation.*

  • In Transit: from Object to Site, David Winton Bell Gallery and Department of Visual Art, Brown University, Providence, RI, September 15, 2006.
  • Pathogeographies (or, other people’s baggage), Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, July 6, 2007.
  • Propagation, curated by Sabrina Raaf at Polvo, Chicago, Oct 13-Nov 4, 2006 [documentation & objects only].
  • Women Artists: Then and Now, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, June 2–30, 2007 [documentation & objects only].

* The feast has its own web site.