A More Perfect Union: New York City, 2011 - R. Luke DuBois
About the Work
About A More Perfect Union: New York City
A More Perfect Union looks at American self-identity through the medium of online dating services. Culling data from over twenty online dating sites, the work is organized according to the same heuristics as the U.S. Census, sorting dating profiles ...Read More
A More Perfect Union looks at American self-identity through the medium of online dating services. Culling data from over twenty online dating sites, the work is organized according to the same heuristics as the U.S. Census, sorting dating profiles by Congressional District and subjecting the imagery and text to statistical analysis.
Revealing a "dating lexicon" of each state, DuBois built maps using the words provided by 16.7 million people describing themselves and those they desire. Comprised as a romantic atlas of the United States, each regional geography uses keywords from dating profiles in lieu of the city and town names.
The series A More Perfect Union comprised a print for each state.
About the Artist
About R. Luke DuBois
Just as a long camera exposure fuses motion into a single image, his work reveals the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information. His second solo exhibition with bitforms gallery in January 2011 marked the debut of A More Perfect Union, which looked at American self-identity through the medium of online dating services—melding romance, the census, and U.S. geography.
An active visual and musical collaborator, DuBois is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data. He appears on nearly twenty-five albums, both individually and as part of the avant-garde electronic group The Freight Elevator Quartet. DuBois holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University and teaches interactive sound and video performance at the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at NYU's Polytechnic Institute.
Forthcoming exhibitions of DuBois work include Multiplicity at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring Hindsight is Always 20/20, a 2008 project that examines vision of the American presidency. On October 22, 2011, a commissioned live performance project, The Marigny Parade, took place during the opening ceremony of Prospect 2 in New Orleans.
DescriptionArchival pigment print on photo rag.
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