It is ten years since LOL (lots of love) was made and we find ourselves in a unique moment in time where we mainly rely on digital connection and interaction.
“Human communication on virtual speed, exhilarating and funny. [Luca’s] best creation to date” ★★★★ The Guardian
Created in an age of emerging electronic connectivity, Protein’s critically acclaimed LOL (lots of love) puts its characters on a quest for friendship and romance. Against a wall of screen-gazing isolated individuals recruited as part of the making process across the country, six cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online as they tackle the baffling etiquette of digital discourse.
Directed by Don Boyd, this film is a Hibrow production, courtesy of One Media IP, recorded at The Place in March 2012 in its last performance in London. The film was shortlisted in the Live Performance Relay category at San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2013.
LOL (lots of love) was performed at ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of British Council Showcase in August 2011.
This online broadcast is part of our Protein 21 Remix Serieswhich brings back historical works onto a digital stage to help us take some distance with the present and provide a social and individual perspective on society, interpersonal connections and the everyday.
In order to support our artists in these difficult times, Protein will be passing the entire broadcast fee to them. Thank you for supporting Protein.
Running time 70 mins
Contains strong language
English subtitles available
Capturing the importance of sunlight during the lockdown period, 152 contributors from around the world share ‘The Sun Inside’ their homes in Protein’s new dance film.
‘While adapting to a new life, we have been searching for and following the sun inside our homes; through windows and doors, in our gardens, front door steps and balconies, rays of sunlight have been framing spots of comfort and reflection, creating shadows and other intricate designs.’ Luca Silvestrini
The Sun Inside is part of our Protein 21 Reimagineprogramme, re-imagining the original film made by Protein and Roswitha Chesher in 2008 during a residency at Evelina Children’s Hospital.