What is love? For the biochemist, it is two molecules: oxytocin and phenylethylamine.
According to the highly controversial theory of the memory of water, water might be able to remember molecular information through waves, functioning like a vibrating hard drive.
This principle is the source of homeopathy, the results of which science attributes to the placebo effect. Placebo—from the Latin for “I shall be pleasing.”
Please Love Party is a twofold forbidden experience. The first is to have created a love drug in a laboratory in the form of a powerful psychotropic drug, and to have made “homeopathic” versions of it through the transfer of molecular information in water. In this water, no trace of this drug can be observed using current scientific means.
The second experience is a recreation of an evening where around twenty subjects agreed to be filmed by cameras, drinking only water “informed by this love drug.”
The film Please Love Party looks at this experience through a scientific protocol in a laboratory and its recreation in a poetic version.
Born in 1990 in France, Pierre Pauze received a diploma with honours from the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Winner of the Prix Artagon and the Prix Agnes B in 2017, he recently exhibited his work at the Carreau du Temple, La Villette, and the Fondation Brownstone in Paris, as well as at the Musée Es Baluard in Majorca and the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. For several years, he has been exploring the theme of water and waves through installations and video protocols drawing on several levels of writing: the sciences, science fiction, mythology and iconoclastic issues linked to the post-internet culture.Cursus
- DICREAM CNC, pour WATER MEMORY 2017
The project is co-produced by Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Futur Antérieur production and the DICréAM of the CNC. In partnership with a community of scientists, including the laboratory of the TISBIO in Lille and with the support of the Magasins Généraux, where it is being premiered during the exhibition Futures of Love.