Do the workers at your favorite big box store get treated fairly? Does buying that chicken sandwich or watching that movie mean providing financial support to organizations working to deny some Americans their unalienable rights? While faced with these questions everyday our actions often seem so benign that it’s easier to just hope the places and things we patronize are using our money and support for good. In “Subject to Terms and Conditions” viewers are urged to investigate the unanticipated effects of blind participation by placing them in a situation wherein aesthetic choices made by individuals will determine where the artist’s money goes. Nancy Daly pledges to donate percentages of her yearly charity donation budget to over 50 charities and organizations based on data obtained from the piece. Although tempting to make purely aesthetic choices, these could have unforeseen consequences.
Subject to Terms and Conditions