An artwork by Katarzyna Perlak
Co-directed by Sophie Ansell

Broken Hearts Hotel (2021) explores the potential of the "love hotel" as a temporary, utopian non-space in which we can reinvent love, relationships and ourselves, and holds tender correspondences filled with love, longing, desire, sorrow and heartbreak.

The work was commissioned for the Remote Intimacies, a series of performances organized by the Leslie Lohman Museum of Arts (NYC) and The ONE Archive at the University of Southern California (LA). The invited artists explored how to sustain intimacy in these highly mediated times, and how to imagine opportunities for communion across temporal and geographic distances.

Director: Katarzyna Perlak
Co - Director: Sophie Ansell
Camera 1: Hicham Gardaf
Camera 2: Maja Ngom
Editor: Katarzyna Perlak
Stills Photography: Miroslava Vecerova
Costumes: Katarzyna Perlak, Sophie Ansell, Zahara O’ Brien
Stylist: Assia Ghendir
Sound Mix: Lottie Lou Poulet
Filming equipment:  Surplus Sounds, Morgan K. Spencer

Commission curators: Jeane Vaccaro, Lexi Johnson, Stamatina Gregory, (The ONE Archives, Leslie - Lohman Musuem of Arts)

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