Sound | 3 min. 20 sec.
The artwork "ILOVEYOU" features an audio recording from the artist's partner saying "I love you." The phrase is repeated, gradually becoming stretched out and distorted, accompanied by digital interference throughout the piece. This work is a reflection of the artist's experience of being in a long-distance relationship. The repeated phrase "I love you" takes on a rhythmic quality, akin to a chant or incantation, symbolizing the longing and yearning for connection that comes with being physically apart from a loved one.
The stretched-out and distorted voice in "ILOVEYOU" serves as a metaphor for the stretched-out nature of a long-distance relationship, where the physical distance between two people can create a sense of disconnection. Words of affection that were once cherished may lose their original meaning, and the digital interference further represents the barriers that technology can pose in communication.
The piece serves as a reminder of the challenges and emotional strain that can come with being in a long-distance relationship, where communication can be distorted, and connection can feel elusive. Through its audio experience, "ILOVEYOU" invites viewers to reflect on the complexities of longing and miscommunication in navigating the intricacies of relationships in a digitally connected world.