Recently (ish) we went to Running Room curated by ACRE at the A and D Gallery where we participated in "Feed Forms and Duck It" by Adam Farcus. Adam gave everyone bird seed and duct tape and sent them out into the world to make art. We took our supplies to Taste of Chicago and set up a makeshift bird feeder along side all the booths of food.
The Happy Collaborationists is a Chicago based curatorial and artistic entity consisting of Anna Trier, Hadley Vogel, and Meredith Weber. Our focus as “Happy C.” has been to provide a venue for the creation and exhibition of performance, installation and new media derived works. Striving to facilitate the exhibition of projects and artists we believe in through collaboration and dissemination of our philosophy through experience and incorporation. As a collective we exist in solidarity and express this through the donning of blue wigs, creating a visual moniker. Our first manifestation was through a quarterly publication that has evolved into a catalogue of our curated series to serve as a record of the ephemeral events we have hosted. In our most recent endeavor, our curative nature was more expressly connected to our performative practice and propelled us towards a new mode of communication and bridged the gap between art and art events – curation as art.