rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US

rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US

‘I love you’ social sculpture by r&r studios

 

Weaving together visual arts, architecture, design, and the city, Miami-based R&R studios presents ‘I LOVE YOU’, a social sculpture and place of encounters that celebrates friendship and camaraderie along the Alexandria Waterfront, in Virginia, US. The project is designed as an emotional monument and portable square composed of two elements, a rose-hued neon and metal sign rising 15 feet high above a pink ground mural emulating a giant carpet 36’ x 76’ rendered with blossoming flowers. I LOVE YOU becomes an instant landmark, bringing people together with a universal and personal message at the same time.

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the project is conceived as an emotional monument composed of a rose-hued neon and a metal sign

all images courtesy of R&R studios

 

 

a bright message for a kinder society

 

According to R&R studios (see more here), the I LOVE YOU installation inspires positive action and an avalanche of personal memories and wishes. It confronts the overwhelming solicitations that abound in today’s metropolitan surroundings with an unexpected, unprecedented brilliant notion, passing on the message that a better society is conceivable. Together, the sign and the carpet make the outline of a room that is open to anyone.

 

I LOVE YOU is a poetic piece that moves back and forth between public and private, intimacy and monumentality, social place and landmark, fiction and fact. The Miami-based firm explains, ‘Like Alice in Wonderland, who changes scales to shift her sense of reality through dreams, I LOVE YOU presents physical evidence of the amazing as part of daily life.’

 

The artwork is the most recent public art project in the continuing New Views in Old Town series at the Alexandria, VA waterfront, which is organized by the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and will be on display from March to November 2022.

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I LOVE YOU is a poetic piece that moves back and forth between public and private, intimacy and monumentality

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I LOVE YOU becomes an instant landmark, bringing people together

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together, the sign and the carpet make the outline of a room that is open to anyone

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the luminous installation passes on the message that a better society is conceivable

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rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US
 
rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US
 
rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US
 
rose-hued neon monument professes its love along the alexandria waterfront in the US
 

project info:

 

name: I LOVE YOU, A Traveling Square
designer: R & R studios
design team: 
Roberto Behar, Rosario Marquardt, Georgy John, Siying Cheng, Ani Gonzalez

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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