An artwork that captured conversations on Tinder between unsuspecting users of the dating app and D. H. Lawrence’s ‘Lady Chatterley’ is being brought to life – and new audiences – in a spoken word performance at The Lowry.
The artwork used an algorithm to automatically pair ‘matched’ profile users’ opening gambits with lines from the novel and then judged the sentiment of the replies to decide how to continue the conversation.
And now, artist, Libby Heaney and actor, Sarah Emmott are to read a selection of exchanges in Pier Eight Bar at The Lowry this Saturday (13 January) at 5pm.
Commenting on the work, Heaney said: “The replies ranged from the inquisitive and confused to the downright horny. It was fascinating to see, in a digital world – where anonymity is a very real and popular option – how human beings choose to interact.”
‘Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot’ is on display at The Lowry as part of thehumansbeingdigital exhibition, which runs until Sun 25 February.
Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot – A Reading
Saturday 13 January 2018, 5pm (45mins)
Pier Eight Bar, The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ