Join Heather Sparks and CIO! today for THE BIG RETURN! We meet at 10am in Union Square Park in San Francisco — return stuff you don’t need with the support of a group, or buy and return stuff as a meditation on consumption.
As a fashion stylist in the 1990′s, I learned to hate shopping. The repetitive action of shopping and returning became a kind of meditation on consumption and diffused my own need to consume. Working on catalogs for various products also demystified the lure of luxury brands and other consumer products. In the spirit of the fashion industry, join me for a day of binging and purging. We will shop and return as an exploration of desire and consumption. Those who would like to return previous purchases are also encouraged to make returns with the support of the group. The production of spontaneous de-haul videos will also be encouraged.
All shopping and returning will be done in Union Square from 10am to 6pm for the Capitalism Is Over performance in San Francisco. (if 10am on a Saturday is too early, contact me on facebook and I’ll let you know where to meet us later in the day)
Those who can’t attend but would like to participate, can submit documentation of returns (videos, stills, journal entries, voice recordings, written pieces) to be posted to the CIO website. All collaborators work will be credited.