Amanda Lovelee– amandalovelee.com
My work, mostly video and photography, is about the search for connections between people and the search for a utopic social structure where genuine connections thrive. My role ranges from artist to scientist to anthropologist, weaving data, stories and my own experiences to create non-linear narratives about the fragility of human connections and relationships. Through observation and documentation I collect evidence of a group’s identity and its individual’s idiosyncrasies. Some of my recent work explored family history, the lives of beekeepers, and a community of ice fishermen.
I believe that finding, preserving and constructing a space for physical connection is an urgent issue. As a society that faces the collapse of communities how do we continue to form visceral, face-to-face connections? This is why I have begun The Call and Answer Project, a project that will create a space for physical connection and an awareness of the need for such connections.