Saving Souls Society was a panel, game, discussion and art project conceived by Camille Iemmolo and held at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art at the Goshka Macuga Nature of the Beast Rountable.
Iemmolo, inspired by Macuga's round table brought together a number of disparate creative minds--artists, collectors, musicians, advertising genius-types, comedians, teachers and half-assed sort of once upon a time journalists (cough cough) to talk about war, peace and the need for art and humor in a suffering society.
But it wasn't just a discussion.
Everyone received, in the mail, an item and a written theme. And they had to be prepared to discuss this theme in conjunction with the item. The discussion ranged from the personal to the historic and beyond.
There was also a word jumble based on the first letter of each written theme with the prize being $500 to the winner's favorite charity.
Iemmolo is likely using some of the props from this in an art piece in the future. She collected the cardboard pistols that had to be aimed at whoever was speaking. Thankfully she did not collect the hats.
A list of participants will appear here later.