Love Languages and Prioritizing Platonic Intimacy
“We assume others show love the same way we do - and if they don't, we worry it's not there.” 
- Gary Chapman

Exploring the importance of intimacy and support of friendship and community, Rea will explore the 5 Love Languages Model of Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Gifts as they relate to platonic relationships through a workshop and group discussion. Awareness of each other’s Love Languages helps us understand both how to express our own needs, and how to meet the unique needs of our loved ones. 

This workshop explains and explores each language with practical examples - working with participants to identify the ways in which they express and receive love. Various activities explore each love language. For example, writing a letter of thanks to someone we care about, a physical communication exercise, and creating an art craft for a friend. This workshop centers around the importance of healthy, engaged friendships as a key factor in developing a strong and reliable support system. Amatonormativity and intercultural relationships are also touched upon.  

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Content feelings
Inspired by Wendy Coburn's video practice and concern with authorship and its manipulations, join artists jes sachse and Rea Sweets for a time and space of slow art, silent protest, and social media.
In a time of pandemic, privatization & its discontents, how do we carve intimacy in and away from the algorithms of perpetual self/ie-censorship and surveillance? Does content get warnings because we’re not given space and time for care? Does art dismiss healing? Does the camera come first?

This was a free event as part of OCADU/Onsite Gallery's Fable for Tomorrow: A Survey of Works by Wendy Coburn (May 2022).