The Snow Machines project is an urban intervention that borrows from the typology of municipal forms (signposts, signpost anchors, and parking meters) and recodes them to construct a new civic space. Divorced from the bonds of bureaucratic functionality, the powder-coated steel snowball makers designate a slightly subversive space for play (or battle). Three Snow Machines are installed at The Franklin - one green, one yellow, one red - each bearing instructions describing how to properly use the machine to create a perfectly spherical snowball. Through this subversive act of creation, play, and battle, we reclaim the city.
Opening: Saturday, December 10, 7–10pm
T H E F R A N K L I N
3522 W. Franklin Blvd, Chicago IL 60624
Hours: Saturdays 2-5PM and by appointment