Love Artist Kathe Izzo’s global TRUE LOVE PROJECT in which she pledges to freely fall in love with her audience -- and for that matter, the world -- one lover at a time, for one day, one hour, one morning -- unconditionally and with unmitigated passion, is a traveling performance, originated in 2002, designed for an audience of one (or in special cases, small groups of friends or family members). The project may be experienced in a multitude of ways, from the pure form -- a 24 hour love appointment with the artist (now a rare commodity) & many other shorter, traveling forms of love theater.
*archival only ~ not for correspondence
"This is the idea – that we, on the food of this love – even though we don’t really know each other – can build this together. I’m not exploiting what we have; really, I just want to be able to work with it like a plastic element. Love, intimacy, instead of paint stone or wood . . . running on a certain kind of intensity or connection, like fuel. " - Kathe Izzo
"The thought of Kathe loving me all day was unexpectedly touching, and idea I found myself stroking from time to time like an amulet, because it made me feel special, lucky. . . Such strong, detached devotion made me feel small like a kid, cause this is the way god and Santa loves, invisible and always." - Michelle Tea
"Kathe makes intensely private work that lets the world walk around in it . . . it’s oddly heavy and comic and deliberately perverse . . . She puts her words and her body on the line more than any other contemporary artist I know." - Eileen Myles