Love Tapes

A selection of Love Tapes — a collection of video recordings of 2,500 people from diverse backgrounds who share their personal feelings about love. Love, as described throughout the tapes, is not defined by any one singular meaning, but is instead contextualized by the variety of personal perspectives and experiences within this collection. Such interpretations of love explore lust, friendship, first love, and familial love. This selection consists of 32 edited tapes from 1978-2011. The Love Tapes project began in 1977 and is ongoing.

"An older woman talked about how she had just fallen in love and it felt exactly the same as when she was 16. A young man said he did not want to feel love because it made his life too complicated. Another woman looked into the lens of the camera and talked as if she were talking to her lover, tearfully telling him how much she loved him. Each tape was unique: most people talked about romantic love and either the joy or pain of their experience."

— Wendy Clarke, Making the "Love Tapes"Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions, Kathleen McLean and Wendy Pollock, 2007

Sort Title
Love Tapes
Major Exhibitions/Festivals

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1981

Broadcast nationally on PBS, 1982

New Orleans World's Fair, 1984

Date Contract Signed
Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
org_artist


Wendy Clarke

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body


Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA
United States


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Image holder
THELOVETAP.jpg
Video Clip holder
sites/default/files/clips/THELOVETAP.mp4
video background holder
sites/default/files/clip_images/THELOVETAP.jpg
Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Wendy Clarke
Location Name
emilyeddy
org_nid
65960
org_path
/titles/love-tapes
org_running_time
1:37:00
org_production_year
2011
org_premier_year
01/01/1978
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
7in.
SKU
LOVETAPES
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
9in.
Aspect
Collection:
Catalog
Tags: video product
Tags
Love, Portrait
Sound Type
Mono
Original Format
Video
Collection
New Releases, Single Titles
Color
B&W and Color