Sophie Luck makes interactive life-size sculptures/installations. Her practice is informed by human observation. Having grown up with three cultural identities; French, Irish and German, she is continuously comparing the three. Luck explores how nationality impacts people’s mannerisms, focusing on behaviour that translates to all three nationalities. Her work aims to create a space where this behaviour is emphasised or exaggerated; an immersive experience presenting a new perspective. She has exhibited in IADT group shows such as Perceived Dimensions (IMMA, 2018) and High Heart (Pallas Projects/Studios, 2021).
This Interactive Installation explores the term “Meatmarket” and how it applies to today’s modern online dating platforms (e.g. Tinder). Online apps force users to make an instinctual decision when choosing a partner; swipe left (dislike), right (like). This same intuitive decision-making is also made when choosing what products to buy at the supermarket. People are often visually objectified through terms such as “she’s a snack” or “he’s a piece of meat”. My installation exaggerates this approach to finding a partner and bluntly advertises potential matches as Produce. We choose a partner based on the packaging without considering the “Nutritional facts” (personality traits). By making a physical version of a virtual platform, my work allows its users to act on their visual instinct and ensures that with the help of a compatibility calculator you find someone with the personality to match their looks!