This interactive installation explores the meanings we assign to words and how each person’s interpretation of both the word ‘fuck’ and the word ‘love’ can differ influenced by factors like culture, gender, the experiences, and expectations of each individual. Fuck Love brings to mind the notion that we live in a world shaped by technology and algorithms, influences that direct us to read certain items of news, or who to friend, or what to wear. A machine to tell us who to fuck or who to love, or both, or not to bother at all is not so strange.
Details of installation. The sculpture itself, consists of two LED infinity mirrors in the shape of hearts, that hang on the wall next to each other. On a plinth positioned some meters away, stands a third heart made of acrylic, that acts as the machine’s interface, its two sides accessible to two players who stand opposite each other. A hand etched into each side of the acrylic interface glows, inviting each player to place a hand on the screen.
Once a connection is registered the infinity mirrors on the wall light up, racing through a lightshow, with an ever changing array of colors and lighting patterns, finally settling on a conclusion.
Luma Module is an interactive ‘spaceship’ exploring ideas around false scientific claims, often referred to as Cargo Cult Science, a term used by physicist Richard Feynman. He was referring to practices that have the semblance of being scientific, but do not in fact follow the scientific method.
A machine inside the Luma Module reads your “inner light” status and delivers a verdict ofDevil, Demon, Angel, or God. By placing your hand on the machine you trigger a whir of lights that results in a trap-door in the ceilingdropping a ball into your hand in one of four colours. The colour denotes your state of enlightment. Red for Devil, orange for Demon, pink for an Angel and yellow for God.
The experience does not stop there though. The participants are then invited to donate the ball back the sculpture by placing it in a hole in in the inside wall. The balls then drops into the engine panels on the outside of the cabin walls, glowing under UV light. The more people that interact with Luma, then the more it will light up. By sharing your “inner light” you effect change on the sculpture. You give your light and the sculpture gives light back.