For Fucked up lover, Forsyth & Pollard invited 12 friends to compile an audio mixtape for their lovers. Each participant was then filmed discussing their tape, the music selected and the person it was made for. The resulting ten hours of footage was then edited into an intimate, confessional and entertaining single narrative. Forsyth & Pollard cut quickly between participants, collaging stories, associations, statements, memories and truth.
The work became the first in an ongoing series, which has charted over different times and cities the play of youth’s universal understanding of the ability of music, within the context of memory and romance, to transcend cliché and to act as an extra-linguistic communicative bond.
The work was commissioned for the exhibition Modern Love at Hobbypop Museum in Dusseldorf and Union Gallery in London, curated by Dan Howard-Birt. The exhibition also included Maria Chen, Sophie Brown, Paul Housley, Alex Morrison, Chris Owen, Matthew Sawyer, Saron Hughes, Luke Gottlier, Matt Calderwood, Leigh Curtis, Emily-Jo Sargent, Max Hymes, Giles Round, Roger Hiorns, Catharina Barich, Peter Harris and Dan Howard-Birt.