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Ai Weiwei fights HIV/AIDS with love

Would you think an artist dead set on destroying ancient vases would be quite so romantic? The Elton John AIDS Foundation has commissioned Ai Weiwei to create a short video animation published on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, and the results are… unexpected.

The clip comes in two versions. In the first, red splotches fall onto a white surface and pool out, filling the screen with color. Slowly, the words “love is in our blood” are revealed in the spots. In the second, longer version, the colors are reversed. An ominous (or is it passionate?) heartbeat forms the soundtrack.

Check out the video, which will run in public areas around the world, including Times Square, below.

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