Part of Modern Love

One on One +1

Jonas Lund

3 November 2021
— 7 November 2021

Location: One on One +1

Online performative artwork //

How far would you go to find the perfect match? What would you do yourself to become a good match? Jonas Lund creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflect on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. He created the new online performative artwork One on One +1 for IMPAKT Festival 2021. One on One +1 invites you to sign up for a serendipitous encounter in the format of a video chat.

By submitting your name, social media handles, email and your preferred time slot, the artist’s Matching Algorithm™ will build your profile using a wide range of open source intelligence (OSINT) tools, match you with someone special and arrange a meeting. The meetings are watched by performance-measuring algorithms and AI technologies that analyse your behaviour in real-time, track your performance, nudge you to be your best self, and suggest things to say or topics to discuss. Once the meeting is complete, the system generates an in-depth analysis and report that serves as documentation of the encounter and as feedback to the Matching Algorithm™ to further improve coupling.
The work is a disturbing exploration of the increasing digitisation of love and romantic encounters. What are the possibilities and dangers of algorithmic matchmaking?

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