X-Ray Couples Call Attention to Our Biases
Love Has No Labels exhibit uses unconventional imagery to expose and address prejudice
Activist art campaign Love Has No Labels has found a memorable way to call attention to unintentional bias through a combination of live show and educational website.
In the show, couples are taken behind a screen where they are encouraged to hug, hold hands, dance or otherwise behave like a couple. On the front of the screen, facing the audience, is an x-ray image of their skeletons as they interact.
After a time behind the screen, the couple is brought out and presented to the crowd. What one observer might have assumed was a man and a woman could actually turn out to be two men. What another observer assumed to be a same-race couple might turn out to be a man and woman of different ethnicities.