Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist. They have traveled to Los Angeles, Indianapolis, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Portland to photograph the people who live near the couches and easy chairs found on these cities’ curbs. The resulting collection of images is part of an ongoing artwork, DISCARDED: USA. With the Lexington Tattoo Project—a public artwork that placed the words of a poem, as permanent tattoos, on the bodies of 253 Lexingtonians—Kurt and Kremena started a global movement, uniting people one tattoo at a time. Love Letter To the World is the latest in their series of tattoo projects.
Kurt and Kremena’s most recent artwork is Unlearn Fear + Hate. It invites everyone to unlearn fear and prejudice by engaging with works of art that are participatory and inclusive. Kurt and Kremena have exhibited their collaborative work in Boulder, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Oneonta, NY; San Antonio, TX; Venice Beach, CA; Troyan, Bulgaria and Bourgas, Bulgaria.