"WHAT IS LOVE?"
My name is Britt. This project belongs to my friends, a child named Jena, myself and all of you.
It started when my partner found this discarded Artist Supply & Activity Set on the street and brought it home knowing I would find a use for it. Neither of us could have predicted what was hiding inside.
Tucked away in the kit I found a letter written by a child named Jena with lyrics to a song titled
"What is Love?" written on the other side (pictured below!).
I decided to use these lyrics as a catalyst for a game of "Artistic Telephone" - a twist on the classic children's game of "Telephone".
What began as an idea to inspire friends during Lock Down has turned into a vast web of art featuring 37 artists of all different mediums.
Please follow along below and feel free to jump around.
I hope this project brings a bit of levity to your day.
RING RING, RING RING
To begin, I gave Jena's lyrics to a musician who recorded an original song.
THE SONG went to an artist who created an original artwork.
THE ART went to a dancer who choreographed & shot a piece of movement.
THE MOVEMENT went to a writer who produced a written work.
THE WRITING went to a filmmaker who captured a 2-5min film.
THE FILM completed the Telephone Line.
I did this 7 times. There are 7 Telephone Lines.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Like a true game of Telephone, each artist was only given what the person before them made.
JENA'S LYRICS > SONG > ART > MOVEMENT > WRITING > FILM
And now with all artists having completed their turn, the original lyrics are revealed to be compared to the final message and all that happened in between.
THANK YOU FOR CALLING
YOU HAVE 7 LINES TO CHOOSE FROM
IF YOU KNOW YOUR PARTIES' EXTENSION
YOU MAY DIAL NOW
FOR ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, DIAL AT RANDOM!
Katy, Jen, Chess, Theresa, John
Jack, Joe, Aldora, Sara Joy, Rob
Caspar, Chloe, Dakota, Maridee, Shannon
Elizabeth, Miranda, Laura, Betsy, Charlie
Cherie, Bobby, Robin, Liana, DJ
Didi, Jude, Anna & Nora, Katie, Victor
Randall, Jill, Mira, Sasha, Patrick