Jil Love did not invent the concept of artivism but she is re-inventing it in a number of ways. For those who may be unaware, artivism is a unique brand of art that combines activism and art (art + activism equals artivism).
Many artists have used graffiti, stencils, street art, spoken word and other more traditional forms of combining the two. However, Love is not only combining aesthetics and protest, she’s adding an element of performance that brings the art to the audience rather than requiring the audience to find the art.
Tackling such issues as the genocide of Palestinians, animal rights, bull fighting, vaccines and even chemtrails, Love’s work is thought-provoking and often controversial to say the least.
Over the last three years, Love has strived to create a social movement and out of that desire she launched her project Jil Love Revolution which has garnered attention worldwide.
Having caught the attention of the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Nation of Change and True Activist, Love has brought her perspective and her method of artistic passive resistance to thousands across the world.
Love has been outspoken against animal cruelty and for animal rights in general. A native of Spain, Love has also used her art to speak out against bullfighting; a shameful Spanish practice of enraging, torturing and subsequently killing a bull for the entertainment of spectators.
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In 2014 Love stated:
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I’m here to speak against this cruel and savage Spanish old tradition of the torture, sacrifice and killing of innocent bulls and their babies as an amusement event in the Spanish culture. We are in 2014 and Spain can not be considered a modern European country with this kind of tradition which are more a part of an old and dark age.
Love has protested bullfighting on a number of occasions but perhaps one of the most effective and visual was when she took her art to the streets of Madrid. Lying on the street covered in fake blood, Love, completely nude, drew the attention of onlookers to her signs that read: “Murdered by bullfighters in Spain” and “Do you think this image is outrageous? Spain is different.”
Love recalls a famous Gandhi quote when she says, “the greatness of a nation will be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Love also devised a brilliant, artistic critique of Coca-Cola where she is photographed drinking a soda and vomiting up blood to showcase its toxic contents and calling for a boycott of the corporation. Not only its detrimental effects to human health, Love also points out that Coca-Cola “funds wars and the Palestinian genocide” and that it “creates violence, illness and addiction.”
As if the question of animal rights and taking on one of the world’s largest corporations was not controversial enough, Love has shown that she is not afraid to take a stand when it comes to vaccines and chemtrails.
Having relocated to California, sight of the infamous SB 277 debacle and some of the most draconian anti-human vaccine laws in the country, Love is also acutely aware of the heavy presence of geoengineering, a topic most Americans are grossly unaware of, much less, poorly informed about.
So when Love took to the street, again partially nude, withe words “chemtrails are real” written across her body, it was no doubt a shock to many passersby, it was also a much needed moment of education.
“The mission of Jil Love Revolution is to awaken a force in those who view our images…to raise awareness, ignite ideas and incite people to action,” Love says.
“Jil Love Revolution peacefully and artistically fights for social rights, animal rights and environmental rights.”
You can find out more about Jil Love Revolution and Jil Love as well as her book We Are the Voices of the Unheard which documents her efforts to raise global awareness about a variety of issues at JilLoveRevolution.com.
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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 600 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.