Re­turn to ro­mance

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - FRONT PAGE -

RE­MEM­BER the pre-In­ter­net era, when courtship and dec­la­ra­tions of love were pri­vate mat­ters rather than Face­book up­dates? When a love let­ter was in­tended for the beloved’s eyes only?

Win­nipeg artist Wanda Luna be­lieves so­cial me­dia is sub­ject­ing ro­mance to “a slow and ag­o­niz­ing death” and she wants us to re­think our mod­ern ex­pres­sions of love.

In a project called Luna will scat­ter anony­mous, hand­writ­ten love let­ters — some she wrote, oth­ers she so­licited from the pub­lic — throughout the Ex­change Dis­trict, down­town and St. Boni­face for passersby to find.

“With this in­stal­la­tion, you can’t ‘like’ with the click of the mouse,” she says. “This is a mo­ment to savour and pon­der by your­self.”

The pub­lic are also wel­come to scat­ter their own love let­ters for oth­ers to stum­ble upon.

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