Happening 002 focused on instant creation and ephemerality, featuring artists Alessandra Olanow, Fernanda Cohen, Marcos Chin, Cassady and William Benson, and anyone who wished to draw.
Sketches were created of any mise-en-scène framed by the artist, portraiture or otherwise. Upon the decision that the drawing was complete, the sketches were given away, bartered, sold, or pinned to the wall.
A sketch drum set occurred for 7 minutes every 30 minutes by Mikkel Hess of Hess is More. His set sled us to the ending crescendo of the night, when all remaining sketches were destroyed and burned in a ritual of closure.
169 Bowery (Broome and Delancey Sts.), NYC
July 29, 2009
The Happening event series mixes art, music and space into the social fabric of the moment, a matter of revealing as opposed to concealing.