Waiting for the Love-Knight

There are many different theories that attempt to explain what love is, and what function it serves. The roots of the classical philosophy of love go back to Plato’s symposium. It would be very difficult to explain love to a hypothetical person who has not experienced that. In fact, to such a person love would appear to be quite strange if not outright irrational behavior.

In this narrative series one of the main threads of love definition theories was pointed out: The idea of two loves: earthly, heavenly. The first excites to desire (natural), and the second excites to the desire of philosophy and truth (rational), simply. The first concept has been being subjected, increasingly, in the last two or three decades; but still some believe in the second concept of love which according to Ficinus is a golden chain let down from heaven, excites to love heroic, which comprehends in it.

Despite the fact that most of religions and ethical communities emphasize on the earthly love beside the heavenly one, some believe the only allowed love is the second concept of love. This belief can be due to the inappropriate and extreme religious upbringings.

Regardless of the causes, such an attitude can result in serious consequences for not only the person himself/herself, but also for the society he/she lives in.

This project was performed in the oldest and largest church in the Gelderland province, the Netherlands.

(NIJMEGEN,THE NETHERLANDS, 2013)