Italian artist Alex Cecchetti describes his Love Bar as a ‘feral wild state’ akin to an undomesticated plant unfurling freely and lushly in the wild. Love Bar is a kind of proto-theatre – a precursor of the theatre we know today where music, performance and storytelling come together. Here, audiences and performers fuse to form a single totality.
Love Bar has been staged at art events in several European metropolitan cities, from the Palais de Tokyo in Paris to the Volcano Extravaganza on Stromboli, and in Aarhus the artist has orchestrated the piece for a hidden city garden. Enter through a small wrought-iron gate facing Volden, pass through one of the city’s narrowest alleys to arrive at a secret, almost paradisiacal place behind the storefronts.