I can now reveal the 6 perfect pairs, and therefore the 12 artists who have been selected for the WLTM exhibition. They are:
Sarah Turner and Yvette Hawkins
Katie Hollender and Claire Flint
Alex Staigers and Wayne Thexton
Lindsey Cotterill and Steffie Richards
Andrew Martyn Sugars and Michelle Greenwood
Christine Gray and Elena Cassidy-Smith
The process of calibrating the percentage comparisons itself took much longer than I had originally envisaged; I think that this was due to the healthy number of applicants and then the number of questions on the dating agency questionnaire. Each applicants questions had to be compared with each of every other applicants questions.
It may be a good point to reveal the questions, and the system for working out the percentages from the dating agency questionnaire.
AGE: If the applicants were within 5 years of each other then they received 10 points, within 10 years 5 points, otherwise 0 points.
STAR SIGN: If the applicants were the same star sign or perfectly compatible matches they received 10 points; if their star signs were deemed to be fairly good matches then they received 5 points.
LIFESTYLE: The applicants had to have chosen exact matches to receive 10 points in the lifestyle section.
Eating Habits: Eat most things, Eat healthily, Vegetarian or Vegan.
Smoking habits: Never, Occasionally, Regular or Excessively.
Drinking Habits: Never, Occasionally, Regular or Excessively.
PERSONALITY TRAITS: The applicants were asked; Which most accurately describe your approach as an artist? Choose 5 from, Political, Funny, Mild, Realistic, Adventurous, Generous, Moody, Sarcastic, Ambitious, Happy, Optimistic, Sensible, Cautious, Independent, Outgoing, Shy, Confident, Intelligent, Outspoken, Stable, Daring, Loving, Pessimistic, Thoughtful, Easygoing, Dedicated, Philosophical, Experimental, Avant garde, Melancholy, Quiet and Wild. They received 5 points for each match.
Then the applicants were asked; which 5 words are most important to your practice?
Concept, Intervention, Colour, Collaborative, Experiment, Installation, Form, Interactive, Make, Sculpture, Visual, Individual, Build, Painting, Spatial, Inclusive, Design, Photograph, Skilled, Experiential, Research, Web, Technical, Site specific, Develop, Sound, Performance, Cumulative, Exhibit, Video, Aesthetic and Print. Again they received 5 points for each match.
What is your favourite Colour? The applicants received 10 points if their chosen favourite colour matched or 5 points if they were complimentary colours.
What is your favourite film? Applicants received 10 points if their favourite films were an exact match, or 5 points if they were within the same genre (according to IMDB)
What is your favourite book? 10 points: Exact match, 5 points: Same genre according to Amazon.)
What is your favourite meal? 10 points: Exact match, 5 points: Same Country of origin.
What would you do on your perfect date? 10 points for an exact match, or 5 points for a similar type of activity.
Then the applicants were asked:
At a party what would you be? A barfly, A cruiser, A gatecrasher, A party-pooper, A wallflower, A social butterfly, The life and soul, An average mingler, An exhibitionist or An impartial observer. They received 10 points for an exact match or 5 points for a compatible choice.
Who would play you in the movie of your life? 10 points for the same person; and 5 points if the 2 chosen would make a good pair in a film.
If you were an animal what animal would you be? 10 points for the same animal, and 5 if the 2 animals would get on.
How would you describe your political position? Choose One; 10 points for an exact match and 5 for a reasonably compatible match.
Anarchic, Communist, Conservative, Green, Labour, Left of centre, Liberal, Right of centre, Socialist or Uninterested
Which rules you the most: Choose one; 10 points for an exact match and 5 points for a reasonable match.
Heart, Head, Time, Money, Opportunity, Pleasure, Work or Family.
What makes you happy? 10 points for an exact match and 5 for a reasonable match.
What makes you sad? 10 points for an exact match and 5 for a reasonable match.
Object for submission title and media used: 10 points for exactly the same medium, 5 points for a reasonable match.