Drawing on Chicago’s reputation for political favoritism, visiting artist Priscilla Stadler ushers in the city’s first post-Daley mayoral term by bringing favors to the people. Using Mess Hall and ACRE Projects as a base of operations, Stadler will be scheduling and performing favors for residents of Chicago in the week before her exhibition, culminating in an artistic documentation of collaborative interactions. Current and former Chicago residents are also invited to contribute a favorite story of political favoritism (historical accuracy optional) as narrative for the FAVORS project. Regardless of your location, everyone is encouraged to do at least one favor between 5/28 and 6/4 and let Priscilla know so that you will be included on the Map of FAVORS, an installation which will take shape at Mess Hall during the week of FAVORS from 5/28 – 6/4, 2011.
On the FAVORS blog Priscilla documents the experience of doing FAVORS for a week and creating the Map of FAVORS installation.
Want to know what kinds of FAVORS were done? Lots of FAVORS participants posted them on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FAVORSCommunity