For several years now, I have presented an interactive performance in honor of Valentine’s Day, and this year’s project was an homage to a great song by Tina Turner. To my mind, the song challenges the notion of a link between love and sex, and I wanted to see how other people felt about the issue. So, I created a Valentine’s Day Survey, and I headed over to our local beer joint on a Friday night. As was the case in the past, the beer drinkers were in a good mood and happy to participate in my project. The results of my survey suggest that most people are less cynical about love than the great songstress!
Of course, I also found a way of telling each participant about my motivation for doing one-on-one, face-to-face interactive performances, which is my strongly held belief that we need to put down our smart phones, step away from our computers, and talk to one another!