The Nashville Scene just put out their annual “Best of” issue and I was included as “Best Interactive Artwork”. Check out the list, but most importantly, check out my listing. I didn’t even know I had been nominated.
Best Interactive Work
Libby Rowe, “Learning Feminine: Posture,” Belmont’s Leu Art Gallery
All pink and frilly, Rowe’s solo show set up a Sisyphean game in the context of Miss Manners. Viewers were invited to don pink pumps and walk across the floor carrying a teacup and saucer on their head. Most of the time the cup would drop and break, and you either repeated this until you successfully made the passage or gave up, at which point you took a broom (pink, naturally) and swept everything up into a pile of shards. The exercise mixed housekeeping, posture and prettiness in a perfectly pointless way—which was, of course, the point. —DAVID MADDOX