Feb 2nd 2013

Mothergirl : Two Women Do Three Things

@ Happy Collaborationists

1254 N Noble, Chicago IL, 60642

Opening Saturday, February 2nd, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, February 23rd

Two Women Do Three Things is an installation of three successive performances at Happy Collaborationists Gallery from February 2-23.

When we are sexualized, we are somehow at our most powerful and our most vulnerable. Most powerful, because our bodies are the visual currency that underpins consumer culture. Most vulnerable, because this currency, our image, belongs to the culture, and not to ourselves.


Mothergirl, Katy Albert and Sophia Hamilton, is a performance duo living and working in Chicago, IL. Their performances range from installation, durational event, and guided audience interaction. Through the use of persona, sculpture, and costume, they create metaphor environments to interact with and observe.

Currently HATCH residents at Chicago Artists’ Coalition and 2012 ACRE residents, Mothergirl has performed in Rough Trade II, Out of Site, Defibrillator Gallery, Roxaboxen, and the Milk Factory Gallery. They are founders and hosts of Bits and Pieces: A Monthly Salon for Ideas and Experiments.

More information about Mothergirl can be found at www.mothergirlperformance.com.

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 www.happycollaborationists.com.

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support foremerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. ACRE enacts its mission primarily through an annual summer residency program in rural southwestern Wisconsin. Throughout the rest of the year, ACRE offers opportunities for exhibition to each of its residents.

More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org.

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