The proliferation of the symbol [heart], and its association with simply liking something,
has diluted its once strong meaning of love, to a less intense one of approval.
“With inspiration taken from Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement of the 1960’s, The Tearable Hearthoped to provide a new sense of political presence and empowerment to a student body increasingly distracted by the ubiquitous nature of media in contemporary society. The student team researched various forms of production and participation including rapid information sharing which digital communication provides, while still emphasizing the power of analogue making. The research outcome was the rapid design and construction of an installation piece that became an active part of the UC Berkeley campus, prompting student participation, action, and thought.”
The film was presented at the Debtfair: Whitney Biennial 2017- group exhibition, a project of Occupy Museums Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
This documentary film was made for ARCH 269X Special Topics in the Building Process [construction drawing class]
and it was by far my favorite class at UC Berkeley.
Collaborators: The Tearable Heart Collective Mark Anderson, UC Berkeley Lauren Mcquistion
Zoe Beba Miko Mendonza Julianne Chou Jun Li and others