Curator : Valentina Peri
So what does it mean to love in the Internet age? Exactly How are electronic interfaces reshaping our relationships that are personal?
The advent of this online and smart phones has had in regards to a split when you look at the intimate everyday lives of many people, whom now inhabit both real life and their very phone world that is own. These phenomena have generated new complexities that we are still trying to figure out in terms of romance and sexual intimacy.
The exhibition Data Dating attempts to explore new directions in modern romance: new forms of intimate communication, the process of commodification of love through online dating services and hookup applications, unprecedented meeting and mating behaviors, the renegotiation of sexual identities, and changing erotic mores and taboos by bringing together the work of several international artists.
The history of dating practices has shown that the acquisition of new freedoms is often accompanied by suspicions and stereotypes: what appears disturbing to one generation often ends up being acceptable for the next over the past century.
From the very early computers algorithms associated with 1960s, towards the video cameras for the 1970s, the bulletin board systems regarding the 1980s, the world-wide-web of this 1990s, and also the smart phones associated with final ten years, every brand new structure of electronically mediated matching has faced a stigma of some sort.
Today, the possible lack of broadly defined norms is creating a disconnected, two-tiered globe by which some occur in a pre-internet truth, while other people who possess developed as people and intimate beings online look at Web never as an arcane elsewhere where individuals head to escape truth, but as reality proper.