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V. Amari
May 2020
Digital Media, Concrete Poetry, Graphic Design, Participatory Art

Words From Friends

languid - (of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed.

This collection of pieces came from the desire to be in connection & collaboration with friends directly after the sudden development of COVID19. This project entailed recorded Zoom meetings with various friends across the world and in the Providence area, where we talked about and around a word they brought to the space. While this occured, I would design a piece with my screen shared, allowing all collaborators present to work together on how the piece’s aesthetic developed over time. I include my takeaways and quotes I found poignant within these as well. My goal was to share life, friendship, and art with the people close to me, embracing the notion that love is an artistic experience.

yêu - (vietnamese) the type of love that is passionate and intense. This love is strong and filled with desire.
This love can be lustful and affectionate.
(Both are intimate and can be used to describe the feeling of true love.)
thương - (vietnamese) the type of love that is soft and imperfect.
This love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional.
This love can imply hurt, empathy, and acceptance.

sun - the light or warmth received from the earth's sun

drugs - medicine or other substances which have a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body

reconnecting - re-establish a bond of communication or emotion.

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