May 4th 2013

Elisa Harkins: Native American Fax Machine

@ Happy Collaborationists

1254 N Noble, Chicago IL, 60642

Opening Saturday, May 4th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, May 25th

Native American Fax Machine:
A game played with 6 or more players.
Each player selects a card with a noun.
Each player has 3 minutes to draw the noun.
The players move the drawings clockwise.
Players then have 1 minute to copy the drawing.
Players pass the drawings until they have made the same amount of copies as players.
The last person to draw the noun has to guess the original noun on the card.

Elisa Harkins is a Native American composer and artist originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. In 2010 she had a near fatal bike accident in Chicago, and during her recovery she was confined to her bed where she turned to electronic music as a creative outlet. Her work investigates Native American stories, rituals, and spirituality through a the lens of someone raised on pop culture and computer games. She has shown her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Andrew Rafacz Gallery Chicago, Club Nutz Chicago, ACRE Projects Chicago, Secret Project Robot Room NYC, Flux Factory NYC, Family Business NYC, NADA Miami, Design Miami, Locust Projects Miami, and Mutant Salon at USC Roski MFA Gallery. Harkins was recently accepted to the California Institute of the Arts for the Fall 2013 as a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts Degree. Harkins currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

More information about Elisa Harkins can be found at

Happy Collaborationists is the curatorial collective of Anna Trier and Meredith Weber. “Happy C” provides exhibition opportunities for performance, installation and media works – including but not limited to solo exhibitions, public programming and private event planning. Together Anna and Meredith also collaborate on their own performance art practice under the name Meredith and Anna.

More information about Happy Collaborationists can be found at

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