Jordina Salabert, better known by her stage name, Jil Love, is an artist and activist (artivist) whose work features public performance art and demonstration to create public awareness of human rights, the environment, animal rights, and LGBT rights.[1][2][3] Her work involves performance art and artistic passive resistance in public spaces using the human body, sometimes using nudity.[3]

Jil Love
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A Jil Love artivism performance raising awareness about oil.
Born
Jordina Salabert

Tarragona, Spain
Years active2012–present
Websitejilloverevolution.com

Early lifeEdit

Jordina Salabert was born in Tarragona, Spain and went to Barcelona at age 16 to pursue film studies. Love later worked in Madrid as a performer and public relations manager for a prominent night club. After drawing the attention of talent agencies and photographers, she appeared on television and in films, as an actress and model.[3]

CareerEdit

Love first came into the international spotlight in September 2012, as tensions between protesters and police rose during demonstrations outside a Spanish congressional summit. Love took off her clothing and began praying in the street. Photographs of her action spread around the world on the Internet, as well as in print media.[1][3][4][5] In 2014, Love appeared with hands and feet bound, with a suffocating plastic bag over her head, and a placard translating to "I am Catalonia" outside Spanish Parliament.[3] The photo was featured in The Wall Street Journal's Year in Photos 2014 compilation, featuring culturally significant photos from around the globe.[6] In September 2014, Love covered herself in duct tape like a mummy and was written on by others, protesting the Spanish gag law.[citation needed] An outspoken opponent of animal cruelty, in September 2014, Love covered herself in fake blood to protest bullfighting in Spain.[7]

In March 2015, Love was body painted with the names of forty-three missing Mexican students at the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles.[8] Love is the founder of the social movement Jil Love Revolution, which has received attention globally. According to Love, "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."[7]

In early 2014, Scottish energy company Cairn Energy came under intense criticism from numerous organizations and celebrities surrounding the company's proposals to explore oil drilling in the Gulf of Valencia, off the coast of Ibiza.[9] Love organized demonstrations in Madrid and in Ibiza, featuring herself and other activists covered head to toe in fake oil. Her artistic performance in Ibiza was featured widely by various international press, including Diario de Ibiza and Metro in the UK.[9][10][11][12]

Published worksEdit

  • "We Are The Voices Of The Unheard", self-published on December 1, 2015[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jil Love – The woman behind one of the biggest activism movements of our century".
  2. ^ "Jil Love Revolution The Catalyst for Change". ArtTour International Magazine. Fall 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Buchanan, Jr (October 2, 2016). "Jil Love Revolution A Peacefully Artistic Fight For Human, Animal and Environmental Rights". ArtTour International Magazine. Fall 2016: 10–14.
  4. ^ "Jil Love Revolution The Catalyst for Change".
  5. ^ "These Boobs Kill Capitalists".
  6. ^ "Wall Street Journal Year in Photos 2014". The Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ a b Turbeville, Brandon (June 8, 2016). "Artivist Jil Love Tackles Chemtrails, Vaccines and Animal Rights".
  8. ^ "The Love Revolution". Black Chalk Magazine. 29 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Celebrities join the fight against Ibiza oil drilling". METRO. February 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "El frío de 19 delfines muertos". Diario de Ibiza.
  11. ^ "El Frío de 19 Delfines Muertos". Diario de Ibiza.
  12. ^ "Jil love". Hands Off Ibiza.

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