Erdem Taşdelen


Love is...

Mural with self-adhesive inkjet prints
Dimensions variable

This work lists all the existing song titles I was able to find that begin with the words "Love is" on a mural, arranged alphabetically as they would appear on a computer playlist. While the musical artists singing these songs include familiar names such as Whitney Houston, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie and Aretha Franklin, the list omits these names, presenting a democratic archive of the definitions of love in popular culture and resulting in a new poetic form that is automatically determined. Alongside the titles, the viewer is able to see the duration of the tracks and imagine the long hours that could potentially be spent trying to define the experience of love.

Installation view: Reunion, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, 2015.
Photo by Murat Germen.