Today I love you
Today I Love You. A sentence excelling at splendid simplicity. A magical sentence, which seems to come from a beautiful dream you don’t yet want to wake up from. But also a sentence that evokes questions. What about tomorrow? Next year? Will you still love me then? Is this love eternal, or will it slip away in time and do we have to content ourselves with the moment? The Italian artist Massimo Uberti, renowned for his poetic light installations, has written the sentence in light, opening a new perspective:suddenly the words have become matter. The message – today I love you – has been fixed in time, making it possible for you to enjoy the comforting words over and over again. And that’s exactly what Uberti has in mind: ‘It’s a friendly greeting, written in light. It’s a sentence which I hope will be uttered by everybody every day.’ The artist hopes that it’s a work visitors will fall in love with and will want to revisit over and over again in order to get charged up and be able to resume their daily activities with renewed energy. Like a dream, but one you can get in and out of, even when awake. Today I love you. As I will tomorrow.
Massimo Uberti & Marco Pollice
Light artist & light consultant
The Italian light artist Massimo Uberti is known for minimalistic and sculptural light installations. His works are simple in form, often symmetric and manufactured with neon lights. The concept of reduction is central in Uberti’s work. He abstracts his light sculptures to their very essence, hoping to increase their impact by doing so.
Uberti is working with Marco Pollice, an heir of great light enthusiasts. Pollice is artistic director of the family business Pollice illuminazione, a consultancy firm in the field of light dating back to 1908. Pollice is the producer of Today I Love you.