This continuous projection in the window across from the Oriental Theatre, is part of The Happiness Project, which runs in various storefronts in Chicago during the month of November.
Laughing Video by Gwyneth Anderson is a study of the suppression and expression of happiness, as carried out with a group of individuals at Harold Arts in Chesterhill, Ohio. One person sat in front of the camera, while the rest of the group stood behind the camera and attempted to make the subject smile. The result is a series of faces struggling to stifle emotion, each eventually succumbing to laughter. The work will be repeated with the public.
Hours of live performance/filming:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 (3pm sharp – 4pm)