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In the Name of ♥︎ (poem)

Contributed by êkhô studio on Apr 20th, 2021. Artwork published in .
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    In the name of ♥︎ is a reference to “In the name of love” by Sarah Ahmed, published in Borderlands e-journal (2003). This work explores the use of the heart symbol in the context of social media, e-commerce and the rise of nationalist mindsets in Europe. Beyond its usual conventions (a symbol for love), how does the ♥︎ facilitate a design of trust to conceal privacy breach and to fuel stricter border closure politics?

    This poem is part of an installation and a video. Five women and non-binary are reading a spoken-word piece on the female body and the idealisation of the nation-state.



    The poem mixes VTC Carrie from Tré Seals (Vocal Type), Ortica by Benedetta Bovani and Zorn from Laura Csocsán.

    See also the post about the book In the Name of ♥︎, published as Onomatopee 192.

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    • Zorn

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