Transurban Love: The Architecturalization of Romance


Transurban Love is a research-based installation showing the way daily urbanisms have been radically reshaped by new forms of love resulting from the development of digital interaction, massive data storage capacity, robotics, and locative media. Since 2008 love became the ultimate geography of neoliberal ideology, technological consolidation and real state supremacy. In the post-2008 era, true love was replaced by verified lovability; matching was replaced by profiling; helicopter-views-condominiums took over 1980s, 1990s and 2000s love-finding disco venues and sex was replaced by trophy kitchens. Through a number of in-loop episodes, the immersive multimedia installation confronts the public of the Seoul Biennale with urbanisms through which digital love currently exists.