Love Prescriptions
Love Prescriptions
I began doing love prescriptions because every time I say my given name – Cupid – the majority of folks ask me for love advice. This inspired me to embody “Cupid” as a character who resembles a 20th century therapist like Sigmund Freud. As a method of this character, I use Freud’s technique of “free association” to encourage a participant to talk freely about any aspect of their love life. In return I write a Love Prescription based on our conversation on die cut hearts with India ink. This prescription can take many forms, including an insight the participant has unknowingly revealed to me or a task that the participant should do based on what they have told me.

This year is significant because I have begun to implement the 14th day of each month in the year 2014 as a day to talk about love. From February 14th, 2014 until February 14th, 2015, I will find a venue or a place to stand to perform Love Prescriptions. This performance has been a way for me to own my identity as Cupid and share the wonderful unexpected moments of intimacy in conversations between strangers about Love.

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Love Prescriptions at Lincoln Arts Project, June 14th, 2014 from Cupid Ojala on Vimeo.




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