Love Letters

Demetriou, P.A (2013) Love Letters. In: Performance and Live Art Platform, Point Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus, 7 September 2013.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Demetriou, P.A
Abstract: Love Letters is an on-going performance project, conceived by live art practitioner and applied researcher Yiota Demetriou that combines aesthetics of live art, theatre, sound art/installation and ubiquitous computing. It involves sharing private memories, exhibiting public histories, and uses audience participation and the act of storytelling. The original form of the piece invited audience members to write anonymous love letters to a significant other using the four types of Greek love: Agape, Eros, Filia, Storge. In turn, the audience selected and read aloud other audiences’ love letters (from the bank of letters collected from each performance); they inscribed the name of the sender and the addressee on the performer’s dress and/or body and furthermore pinned the narrated letter onto the dress. Since then, it has taken the shape of a performance lecture, a sound installation and a durational, processed-based performance installation. The performance’s shape may have shifted several times, however the work’s main content – which through every performance emerges from the very act of participation, engagement and interaction of the audience – remains unchanged.
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Date: September 2013
Event Location: Point Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus
Additional Locations: Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

This work was initially performed at the Performance and Live Art Platform (2012) in Cyprus as a performance happening.

In 2013 it was also performed at University of Bristol as part of a 'Tempting Failure' performance.

Demetriou is an interdisciplinary live art practitioner working with immersive and participatory performance, creative technologies, narrative and sound installation. Her performance work is always collaborative working with creative technologists, researchers and practitioners from different fields; and most importantly it uses the audience’s memories as the main content of the piece presented.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
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Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:44
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