Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke

Cafe at The Arts Center at Governors Island
Opening Saturday, July 13, 12 - 6pm through September 29, 2024

First exhibited as a part of LMCC’s World Views residency program in 1980 at the World Trade Center, Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke is one of the earliest and actively ongoing projects that LMCC has supported. 

Love Tapes is a participatory video art project that has captured the ideas, beliefs and stories about love from everyday people. For almost five decades, Clarke has documented these intimate and vulnerable stories amassing a collection of over 2500 tapes. Each tape is a reminder of our shared humanity and that love unites us all. 

For the 2024 exhibition season, LMCC will present digitized archival footage of Love Tapes on our social media platforms and on site at The Arts Center at Governors Island. We will also explore themes of love through a series of public workshops that focus on this deep emotion through our environment, music, and machines.