Franklin Street Works is excited to present a collaborative storytelling event called, “Show and Tell: Fandom,” with local storytelling organization, Ignite Stamford. Participants can sign up for the event to “tell” a 2-3 minute story about a moment in their life when they were a big fan and showed it. Speakers are also encouraged to “show” their fandom by bringing an item representative of their obsession, whether it’s a binder full of baseball cards or an autographed concert ticket stub.
The event is free and open to the public and takes place at Franklin Street Works Sunday, May 17th from 4-6pm. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by Franklin Street Works. Deadline for signing up is 5:00pm on May 15th.
The Fandom theme of this event is inspired by “Our Hobby is Depeche Mode,” a Jeremy Deller video piece currently on view in the group exhibition “It’s gonna take a lotta love.” The feature-length video documents fans of Depeche Mode from all over the world.
Jeremy Deller is a Tate Prize winning conceptual artist based in London. “Our Hobby is Depeche Mode” maps the obsession that fans from all over the world have with the band, and the underlying political (and at times religious) symbolism that the band evokes in the lives of its followers.