In her exhibition The One on One, artist Ella Sowinska examined the modern fascination with romantic reality television, popularised by such shows as The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Married at First Sight, If You Are the One and many others.
Her work was an abstract response to the curiosity that many of us share with the intimate lives of others. By eliminating the element of competition inherent in romance reality television, The One on One instead focussed on the first date itself and the absurd act of filming it. It created a self-reflective environment for viewers of the date, mirroring viewers of reality television.
What would you say and do on a first date, if you were being filmed? In all its self-aware, awkward glory, this project formed as dialogue and critique of popular culture and the way we live today.