"Love Tapes," World Trade Center, NY (1980), Tape 5
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- love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought, thinking, intimacy, confession stories, fear, happiness, African Americans, Asians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Latinos, Whites, Laughter, commitment (psychology), family, interpersonal relations, sex, New York (City), World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.), Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, WCFTR, Wendy Clarke, New York City, NYC
1. Middle-aged Latina woman. Love means affect, passion, and wanting to help that person. Loves America, wants to do everything she can for this country. Affect means to love something you want. If you have God in your heart, you have love too. 2. Middle-aged Black man. Thinks love is always a changing thing, each day he learns something new about what we call love in this society. We are always learning different ways to love and our need for love changes as we get older. It makes us more in need of each other and reveals how really human we are, and how much we need each other. Doesn't think we can ever know all of what love is for each person. Happy that love is here. 3. Youngish white man. A reporter for the channel 2 news. Says he has no opinion on the subject. As reporters, we try to be objective on just about every issue. (Ends abruptly). 4. Middle-aged white woman with dark hair. Sits in silence for a time. Begins prepared recitation/poem: as Freud once said, the two most important things in life are work and love. Love is accepting that someone cares. Love is giving without any boundaries. Love is becoming one yet maintaining separateness. Love is sacrifice. Love is never jealous because what two people share is incomparable. Love is responsibility. Love is God. Love is being able to forgive and forget. Love is faith and hope. It is passionate yet calming and makes you whole. 5. Youngish white man with longer hair. Chewing gum(?). Expresses difficulty around words, prefers writing over speaking about feelings. He is very logical and sensible, but love doesn't seem to work that way which makes it difficult for me to understand it. Sorting through his feelings for a person he feels loving feelings toward, but it's kind of difficult. 6. Young white woman with short brown hair. (Not talking much) says they have to have music. Says she would rather be with someone in there. Loving has nothing to do with [hard to understand]... it's not even romantic. 7. Youngish white woman with light hair. Love is not forcing someone to do what they don't wanna do. It's sometimes - everywhere you go you see their face, or someone who looks like them. She has a love for life, a love for country, and trees, and flowers, and she loves all kinds of music. But she picked this music because it had the most zest. Loves to work and hates when she can't find work. Hates when someone tells her she doesn't look like she needs a job. 8. Older Black man with hat. Reciting a love poem. There is only one you and one me (starts singing). 9. Younger white man with glasses. Says much of what he has to say has been said in poetry. Wrote down notes excerpts from poems that resonate with him (themes of erotic love, beauty, touch, animal metaphors). 10. Young-ish white woman with hat. Love is the most important thing, bar none, in the universe. Without love there is no life. Love is God, the eternal source and spirit of all life. It's the alpha and omega, as they say in the bible. The last place she thought to look for love was her own reflection - very happy looking at her face, not in narcissistic way, but to see the image and spirit and reflection of God's love in my eyes. 39th birthday was two days ago -she is happy to be alive to love, because life is love and love is life. 11. White man with curly hair. Repeats "3 minutes of love." Repeats variations on "I love you" and "I loved you" and "do you love me?" "do I love you?" in different intonations. Somewhat emotional. 12. Middle-aged white man with mustache and glasses. Love is something he has been looking for, finding, and invariably losing all his life. Grew up watching love evolve into hate and violent emotions and ultimately, indifference. He has, little by little, been able to accept the fear that comes with love. Telling someone "I love you" is one of the most awesome things in this life. 13. Middle-aged white man with curly hair. Made notes but decided to improvise instead. And isn't that the way love is. Working on getting rid of bitter feeling about love. Remembers fear of love and a previous relationship. Think of love being infinite--there's a nice idea. What does pleasure have to do with love, that's for you to answer. 14. Young-ish Black man. Love is being safe and secure. Being with somebody you can trust and be yourself with. Someone you feel cares about you and you care about them. It doesn't always work out that way, but it has a lot to do with people and what's important to you and what you need. Different people have different needs. Learning to love yourself is important to loving anybody else. Self-love is not taught enough in this society. Children are fantastic because they are so open and honest and loving. To fall asleep in someone's arms without even worrying--being trusting--that's love. Love is a big responsibility.
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- Clarke, Wendy.
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