I am creating an audio project on the subject of love. The idea is to ask a diverse grouping of people a series of six questions about their relationship to and thoughts on this subject. From these interviews, I will craft stand-alone segments for a podcast series as well as a soundtrack for an audio installation.
The project is both a response to what’s unfolding for me personally as well as to what we are experiencing and seeing unfold at the collective level. I know I'm not the only one feeling a sense of urgency with regards to the direction we're heading on this planet and in such times of stress, it can be hard to not succumb to the overwhelming diet of fear and anxiety we're being fed on a daily basis. Many traditional and indigenous cultures, including my own, center love as the highest form of consciousness and the most powerful force for change. Somewhere along the way, in our rush towards modernity, we have forgotten this. This project is my way of remembering and thereby carving space for the same at the collective level.
I have already conducted several of these interviews and can say that it's been a transformative experience all around.
The format is simple. I sit opposite the interviewee who speaks their answers to my six questions into a tabletop microphone. Some participants have asked to see the questions in advance while others have preferred to respond spontaneously. I leave the choice up to each person.
This is an ongoing and self-funded project with no fixed deadline per se so while I cannot make any promises with regards to when the podcast series will be launched or when I might be able to activate the sound installation, I do make copies of the unedited interviewee available to each participant.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions and to arrange a time to be interviewed. I’d love to sit down with you and hear your thoughts on love.