Digital Microscope Camera + Social Artistry: The I Love You Project Exhibition May 30-June 1, 2014

8th Annual Arts in Bushwick


Bushwick Open Studios 2014 (BOS) and


The I Love You Project® Exhibition – Founded by Debbie T. Davies

FREE Admission

Friday May 30,  5pm-8pm
Saturday May 31,  11am-6pm
Sunday June 1,  11am-6pm

Location: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385


BOS Launch Party

Friday, May 30, at Radio Bushwick


Please click here for more info about the BOS Launch Party.

“The purpose of the project is to celebrate diversity and share intentions of peace, acceptance, and love across cultures.

Participants are videotaped and photographed saying “I Love You” in their native language using digital microscope cameras. The images and voice recordings are combined with original music by Julius Schön to create an immersive multi-media installation. The microscope technology, which is actually a child’s toy, creates unexpected reflections of skin tone, sometimes capturing what is beneath the skin, and showing that we are all human underneath. During the photo sessions, participants are encouraged to spend time telling their stories of migration, and describing their personal and cultural definition of “love”. The highly emotional and connected experience participants share – saying “I Love You” into the camera – exemplifies the healing power of this phrase. This interaction creates a connection between participants, the photographer, and strangers. The message of love reverberates through the images and voices of people of different cultures and religions.”

Debbie T. Davies

This video presents “The I Love You Project.”

  • First of a series of global photo-video projects in….Raval, Barcelona, Spain.

"The I Love You Project" in Raval, Barcelona, Spain (a screenshot of the above video).

“The I Love You Project” in Raval, Barcelona, Spain (a screenshot of the above video).

Photographer and multi-media visual artist Debbie T. Davies uses a digital microscope camera to shoot over 300 microscope portraits of people saying “I Love You” in different languages.

This will be the first time the photography has been shown in the USA.

  • The I Love You Project Exhibition will be an outdoor exhibition during the Bushwick Open Studios annual event.

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival, hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB).

  • BOS is New York’s largest open studios event, encouraging hundreds of artists to open their doors and share their work.
  • Additionally, visitors can enjoy a series of events, performances, and panels, coordinated by AiB.
  • Participating artists, spaces, and events must register to be listed in the official BOS map, which will be available both digitally and in print to help guests navigate the festival.