This summer I was invited to the Résidences croisées FRANCE/QUÉBÉC. This wonderful opportunity gave me the time to continue my practice and research and develop a new project centred around the GPS coordinates of members of an online dating site. While in Residency at Couvent des Récollets in Paris I was given location data by three consenting anonymous participants on the last day of women’s affair. With this information I centred all the work in the Troika project, while exploring the politics of sex through the platform of online networks.
For this project I worked on a data set project using GPS coordinates of three online dating users. This project was spurred by a highly publicized user information leak of a dating website specializing in affairs. While in residency at Récollets I examined a day in the life of two of the site’s members and a third person as seen through their GPS coordinates. Their locations span across a city, including home, work, and a visit to a hotel. I call this project Troïka (Troika, aside from being a set of three in Russian, is also a traditional dance with two women and one man). It is seen from the perspective of a female, the central figure of this data set.
The resulting work includes a series of drawings, photographs rendered as collages in algorithmic patterns, a video, and will include a quilt — all drawn from the same data information.
If there is Smoke there is Fire – detail, 2016, HD video, 6:20 min