Thursday, March 26, 2009

Love is A Losing Game / Billy Colbert

Opening March 27, 6-9 pm
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"In the game of love it seems that a good defense is a better offense. Relationships are fruitful as well as constraining. In order to avoid conflict, we are concurrently more truthful and more deceptive with the ones we love. Furthermore, we are more likely to entrust those who are prone to deceive us, just as we are most likely to deceive those who we really love and trust. Were these helmets created as symbolic artifacts to protect ourselves from love’s game or are they used to battle the ones we love? These helmets are both offensive and defensive. They are meant to protect us from the hyperbolic sense of love that is propagated by pop culture’s garish glow. They are an allurement to capture the "so called" perfect mate. Love is a conundrum. This game started with a coin toss. The probability of you winning the coin toss is nearly equal to your chances of successfully getting through the game without it ending in heartbreak. In this game, there are no winners or losers; just players. Let the games begin!"
-Billy Colbert

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