（2018-2020） Lov-Lov Project
From the headlines today it’s clear that automation technology—namely artificial intelligence (AI)—is routinely creating
unique moral and ethical problems which are new to humankind. Whether it’s autopilot plane crashes, dubious algorithmic decision-making, autonomous drones, or the daily replacement of someone’s
job with a piece of software, it’s clear that, as a culture and a society, we will have some reckoning to do if we will ever integrate these powerful technologies into a just and improved
The development of modern civilization
provides us with a more efficient world, but at the same time it also gives birth to a kind of "non-living", which leads to excessive scientific worship and material consumption dependence. This
is manifested in social structure and individual life even before AI technology reaches its potential, humanity runs
the risk of abandoning its own potential; as a race, our selfishness and our inflexible obsession with fulfilling each and every desire could lead us to a developmental dead
Motivated by current political, social, and cultural circumstances, I intend to create an experimental, dramatic,
absurd-yet-poetic project to provoke social awareness and responsibility. I want to address the personal and ethical issues that society will need to deal with once our every need and desire can
only be fulfilled perfectly using AI technology. The project will also focus on how intimacy and human interaction should be defined in such a society.
When our identities are increasingly shaped and presented in a digital forum, what are the long-term implications for our
direct engagement with the world and others? What will be the role of humans, our bodies, and our brains?
Lov-Lov is an interdisciplinary work that includes videos, printed
posters, a pharmacy installation, storefront, Lov-Lov book series, as well as a fully developed 2020 election campaign for an AI candidate which will feature election speeches, campaign posters,
videos and interview.
There will be 8 multi-disciplinary works of art which constitute Lov-Lov.
Lov-Lov (2018- ) is an absurd but poetic interdisciplinary project that explores the meaning and significance of humans in the age of artificial intelligence. As humanity pays for our growing
greed and never-ending desires, morality is continually challenged and evaded, resulting in our collective ignorance and denial.
Technological advancement continues unabated under the guise of efficiency and convenience. The new era of Automation Technology – namely artificial intelligence (AI) – is imbued with potential
while raising unprecedented concerns. The best chess players in the world are no longer human beings, and Lin’s Lov-Lov Shop asks: “What if the best lovers and life partners were also no
longer human?” The 6-channel video You Need To Be Careful With Me: I Fall In Love And I Fall In Love Forever (2019) simulates an engaging commercial television advertisement. Using appropriated
footage and images from movies and the internet in combination with dynamic commercial language, the artist introduces the audience to an all-new AI lover. While the video resembles a public
service announcement, the world it presents appears dystopian. The seemingly affectionate title is suggestive of a double entendre as the word “forever” may be implying non-human. In Lov-Lov’s
world, consumers can freely download the appearance, voice, behavior, memory, wisdom, and even humor of any human in history, such that they may maximize their happiness and satisfaction.
Taking over half the space, Lov-Lov Shop (2019) is an advertising campaign that promotes different models of ideal companions using exaggerated catchphrases. Expanding beyond romantic partners,
the triptych Unconditional Love and Companionship On Call (2019) showcases a society constructed entirely of AI and customized based on Lov-Lov’s data analysis of the user’s upbringing and need
for relationships and social validation. In this society, humans live unburdened by relationships as the AI takes into account our desires for social harmony, intimacy, and a sense of belonging.
AI incorporates these needs into a completely closed and manageable system, eliminating the possibility for unwanted conflict and drama. Through this series, Lin asks desperately: “In a world
perfect as such, will humans willingly terminate their relationships with other human beings (and even all other natural life) and live happily ever after in an artificial simulation?”
The absurdity of this notion is amplified in Lin’s Lov-Lov pharmacy series We Have Solutions (2019). This corresponding series advertises a medication regime perfect for indolent individuals. If
you are too lazy to order an AI companion, all you need is a pill to experience love again and again – it is that simple and easy. Love, trust, friendship, respect, even spirituality,
mysteriousness, and confidence – all are attainable, and all you need to do is sit back and enjoy. Is this not the shortcut to altering minds and reality that many long for?
Second To None (2019) is the slogan for Lin’s 2020 Presidential Election project, in which she encourages voters to opt for a socially responsible AI president.
Lin’s cubic projection installation A New Dawn For America (2019) introduces, for the first time in history, an AI presidential candidate. Cast through five projections atop a single white cube,
the video delivers a passionate and detailed speech given by the AI candidate. The candidate tackles the most sensitive and complex of social issues and demonstrates its ability as a future
leader with daring vision. While AI surpasses humans in logical reasoning, information processing, and making intelligent decisions, it is also untethered from biological and personality flaws,
and incapable of personal scandals and political tyranny. It is the most reliable and trustworthy candidate in terms of fulfilling public service and civil obligations, and it satisfies the
selection criteria of most voters.
A neon light installation mirrors the cube. In theory, it is a book written by an AI author, titled, The Human Element And Why We Don’t Need It.
Using paradoxical concepts and humorous language, Lin Jingjing comments on the direction of our political, cultural, and social development. Lov-Lov Shop discusses the influence of reality on how
we perceive general humanity and the unease we share as a collective. The artist hopes that the pressure of living in the technological era will urge us to reconsider what it means to be human.
在降低成本和提高效率的大前提下，自动化技术 - 即人工智能（AI）为我们提供了一个充满潜能的新世界，也对人类提出许多前所未有的新质疑。
三联作品“无条件的爱和呼之即来的友谊” Unconditional Love and Companionship on Call 则呈现的是
这份荒诞继而被林菁菁以“Lov-Lov药房”的海报作品：“我们有解药” We Have
以“无出其右”「Second to None」作为竞选口号的竞选活动是艺术家杜撰的2020年AI机器人总统竞选项目，隆重塑造一位具有强烈社会责任感的机器人总统，鼓励投票选举表决。
林氏的 立方体录像作品：“为美国定制一道崭新的曙光” 「A New Dawn For