Festival of Love at Southbank Centre
Great event branding at Southbank Centre for the Festival of Love. It is not possible to miss the fantastic, original designs of Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. Their Temple of Agape installation is huge; it is made out of hand-painted flag-like signs in neon colours.
Temple of Love , measuring eight metres high is the largest installation for the event. Designers were inspired by Nelson Mandela’s quote about love:
“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking emotional bosh when I talk about love: I’m talking about a strong, demanding love.”
The Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to describe Love in all its shades and complexities. The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love have chosen seven of the most powerful of these words.
Seven types of love are:
Agape This is the love of humanity.
Eros romantic and erotic love.
Ludus means playful affection or flirting.
Storge Love of family.
Philia arises from shared experience.
Pragma Enduring love.
Philautia Love of the self.
List of art installation http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/festival-of-love/installations.