"Peace Love and liberty are my true religion."
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#EMPEROROFLOVE. Performance art epic. December 2014 - February 2016
"The conflict the world has chosen to ignore." Salman Rushdie
"The most dangerous place in the world." Bill Clinton
Performed live in London, St. Tropez, Cannes & Monte Carlo.
Broadcast live and recored on social media channels and witnessed across the world including USA, India, Europe, Australia, Nigeria, Japan and more.
#EMPEROROFLOVE - an avant-garde satirical contemporary performance & endurance art piece by Ankit Love. Where at one point he pushed the bounds of his physicality not eating and sleeping for several days. In the middle of this performance piece he went broke, in debt and lost his home. He wishes that this piece raises awareness and brings about the most peaceful resolution concerning the war for Jammu-Kashmir, an ongoing armed conflict between India, Pakistan, China and several separatist fundamentalist militant groups fighting for an islamic state. This conflict is considered by some to have potential to go nuclear which according to a report by a British newspaper, the Nobel peace prize wining body the IPPNW stated it would kill over 2 billion people and "end human civilisation."
Left: The coronation of the 5th Maharaja (Emperor) of Jammu and Kashmir, the largest royal state in British India, 1926. Right: His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir as member of Churchill's British War Cabinet at 10 Downing Street. The efforts of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir and the ultimate sacrifice given by the soldiers he provided to the Allied cause helped defend Great Britain liberate Europe and Asia during World War II from occupation. Now the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir faces illegal occupations by India, Pakistan, China and insurgencies by several fundamentalist militant groups fighting for an Islamic state.
Left: Ankit Love at the British Houses of Parliament attending the "68th anniversary of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir signing the Instrument of Accession." Hosted by Bob Blackman, MP. Above: A letter from a debt collector, midway through the art piece when Ankit Love lost his home.
Selected excerpts from #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece:
The realisations of the mass manipulation of democracy via social media led to Ankit Love writing a revelaing novelette during the #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece that can be read here: Lord of Bots or the most lamentable tragedy of a boy who believed a bit too seriously in the power of Love http://ankitlove.com/blog-x/2015/2/3/i-am-ankit-love-lord-of-the-bots
Next Ankit Love was censored on Western media after claiming the thrones of Jammu and Kashmir that he had come to inherit as consequence of a complex set of local laws. Ankit Love who is also a decedent of the Ikshvaku dynasty to which the Buddha belongs, would have his longstanding wikipedia page banned after claiming enlightenment and the Buddhahood. He was accused of making "fantastical claims," by a wikipedia editor from Pennsylvania, USA named "Magog the Ogre" who seemed to know very little about ongoing armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and the culture of the region. After days of a complex ideological "edit war," imperially and undemocratically the under-informed American wikipedia editors would censor Ankit Love and delete his page in what was believed to be an historic first for wikipedia, where oversight had to step in the case.
Ankit Love's reply as Yojana-Buddha to Jimmy Wales, the founder of wikipedia, following the cencorning of his information by a supposed editorial intelligentsia who's behaviour was almost tribal in instinict can be read here: http://ankitlove.com/blog-x/2015/2/27/tale-of-yojana-buddha-the-subconscious-monster-lurking-in-the-wiki
Left: Ankit Love's first music video "People are my Favorite Thing" is broadcast in to China on the US federal government funded TV channel Voice of America (VoA). VoA was later banned in Russia. 2011
Ankit Love's reaction after being banned on Western social media for his art performance representing liberal values and awareness of the world's most complex ideological conflict. While below his cousins Harshdev the ex education minister and Balwant the President of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panther's Party battle for secular values in muslim majority and islamic terrorist infested Jammu-Kashmir.
After going broke and homeless in midst of his performance art piece, Ankit Love was lucky to meet his neighbour the contemporary artist and fine jewellery designer Ambra Gambale on the street the day he was vacating his flat in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She was so kind and concerned about him that she offered for him to stay at her place.
#LOVE it! ✌️I am #top of the #world/#knightsbridge bab€ with my #HOT #new suppa $tar #artist 😘 @Ambra_Gambale #milliondollars #diamond 💎 💀🐊 #crocodile #skulls haha She's #better then #Dali! So bow down #bitches BOW!! 😝 #5thfloor #harveynicks just ruled by 👑 #Jammu-#Kashmir 👑 #Maharaja #JammuKashmir!! #artscene #Afghan/#Pashtun #stye #artstars #pearls #hands #art #London 💎💎💎
While staying with Ambra, Ankit Love would push ahead with his performance art piece and created this website: http://maharajajammukashmir.webflow.io/
Ankit Love is sent messages by the youths of Jammu-Kashmir during the piece. Here is a message of baby portrait of Ankit Love with his mom and dad in 1983, sent via whatsapp from Ankit Love's village in Bughterian, Jammu-Kashmir. After his performance art piece Ankit Love is left emotionally drained, broke and homeless at the Dictionary Hostel in Shoreditch posted on his new Instagram with just a few hundred followers. Digital cloud, 2015.
Staying at the hostel Ankit Love founded the One Love Party with a Cambridge archeology and anthropology graduate he had met there. This Cambridge graduate had quit working for Google and now worked as a receptionist at the hostel after having worked as a cleaner there. Ankit Love registered the One Love Party in Great Britain and the European Union as it's Leader with the aim to bring a techno-progressive revolution and colonize Mars. He had also somehow ended up briefly at the University of East London in docklands studying Biotechnology & Biochemistry / Computer Science / Fashion Design. After which he was also hired as the Director of BRIC+ magazine and given housing in Belgravia. He would quit BRIC+ after a month there to move back to East London to focus on finishing his #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece.
Ankit Love while studying fashion design at the University of East London produced this fashion activism video to inspire the young people at http://wearespotlight.com/
#News this #Weekend: Standing up for #British history and against disorder and unjust #discrimination His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir is head-butted in a violent #assault suffering broken nose and bleeding is threatened to be knifed multiple times in front of a pseudo "members" #club in #Mayfair, Mill Street. While the day before occupying armed forces opened fire on pro-independence protestors killing one civilian in Pulwama #Jammu and #Kashmir. In local news #Britain now blames Russia's #Putin for a murder committed in Mayfair almost a decade ago. What is wrong with the #world? What does "local" mean anymore? How long does it take for unpunished crimes of a Sovereign nature to be forgotten?
Turned away #theGuardian office. The dumb fuck journo wouldn't even come down to take my #pressrelease when I am the only man truly battling against Air pollution to save our lives and lungs and that of our children. #Airpollution murders 9500 people each year in London. #journobrutality #oneloveparty #waronairpollution #London2016