I love you keep going
Ari Gold and Arya Ghavamian / USA-Iran
“I Love You, Keep Going” was born while I was bicycling in a heavy traffic jam in California. I wondered if it might be possible to invoke a story about nature, and my country’s addiction to oil, in such a way that an audience could feel these opposing forces in their bodies rather than simply their minds. Working with Iranian film editor Arya Ghavamian, whose nation’s history is entwined with oil, I will create three looping films which invite the visitors to mount bicycles and “change the story.”In Chapter One, where nobody bikes, we see the oil business winning the heart of the world. In Chapter Two, where one person enters the future alone, the fear of death and destruction become activated. In Chapter Three, where multiple cyclists join forces, transcendence and harmony with nature become possible. Viewers may passively watch the world’s destruction, or become part of the story and change the future in a positive way.