the art of doing FAVORS

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FAVORS Installation and Events!

FAVORS Installation at Space Gallery, November 6 – 23
29-09 39th Ave., Long Island City, NYC
Open Monday – Saturday 1 – 6 pm, other days/hours by appointment (contact: doingFAVORS@gmail.com)

Friday, November 8, 6 – 9 pm: Opening Reception with readings by authors Audrey Dimola, Elisa Montesinos, and Poonam Srivastava
Saturday, November 16, 10:30 am – noon: All-ages FAVORS workshop
Saturday, November 23, 4 – 6 pm: Panel Discussion and Artist’s Talk. Favors in Immigrant Communities – Adriana Escandon; Favors as Indoctrination for Children in China – Rose Tang; Doing FAVORS: An Artist’s Talk – Priscilla Stadler. Q & A with presenters.


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Original Call for Favors in April

This is the original call for favors. The call has since jumped the boundaries of space and time. You can let us know about a favor you do for anyone, anywhere. And even though April was favors month, you can still do favors.

Let us know about a favor you do, or a favor someone does for you, or a favor you witness in April, 2013, the month of FAVORS.

Tell us the WHO, WHAT, WHERE and WHEN via:

@doingFAVORS or #doingFAVORS on twitter, instagram
ext or call the FAVORS hotline: 646-543-4715
write: Priscilla Studio, 44-02 23rd St. #421, Long Island City, N.Y., 11101

Artist Priscilla Stadler challenges the people of Queens – and beyond –  to help smash the stereotype of New Yorkers as self-centered, competitive and cut-throat by doing FAVORS for friends, family and strangers in April 2013.

But you don’t have to be in Queens to participate. Do a favor in April 2013 for anyone, anywhere.

While encouraging goodwill on a massive scale, the project also enables people to connect with others both in and beyond their own communities, and promotes dialogue about what it means to do favors for each other.

Your FAVORS will be added to the Map of FAVORS in the next few weeks. Images and short videos are encouraged.

Participation is open to all, both individuals and organizations. A favor should last under 3 hours (including transportation time) and should not involve money or coercion of any kind. And it has to be legal.

Later this year, Stadler will create an interactive installation using materials from the writing, video and photo documentation.

A favor can be small or large. It can involve laundry, listening, pet care, taking out the garbage, errands, philosophical discourse, or none of the above. If you decide to participate, the opportunities will present themselves and you’ll know what to do.

Questions? Contact Priscilla Stadler at doingFAVORS@gmail.com

For the FAVORS project, Stadler will work with community groups and arts organizations throughout Queens that will both interpret the theme of FAVORS creatively and encourage their constituents to do FAVORS. Our partner groups are: the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City Artists, Sunnyside Community Services,  the Jackson Heights Green Alliance, Immigrant Movement International, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Flushing High School, and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.  Other Queens-based organizations are welcome to join the project. Each organization interprets the theme of FAVORS in ways that engage the communities they serve.