Six Days of Love

Pallavi Paul: How Love Moves

The public programme Six Days of Love follows the trajectory in How Love Moves with a series of cinematic readings, conversational formats and workshops. In intimate settings at the freely accessible areas of the Gropius Bau, the cinema and the surrounding neighbourhood, Six Days of Love invites visitors to turn to love as a field of signs beyond the normative mould, through the lens of poetry and the cinematic. The programme brings together different vantage points of writers, scientists, artists and musicians, drawing from a poem by author and activist bell hooks published in When Angels Speak of Love (2005), circling around love as a planetary language premised on minuscule and monumental aspects of the body and the worlds it inhabits.

From When Angels Speak of Love

bell hooks

after slow death
love must clean house
choose memories to keep
and memories to let go
give each lamentation
an ear to hear
a heart to lay rest
let no soul forget
an eternity of desire awaits