Machine this Week: April 15th – 20th
GRAND PARK : Sandy Simona
Tuesday, April 15th 2014 at 1pm
EVENT IN HOUSTON : Machine Project Presents! Greatest Hits on Video, 2010–2013
Storyteller Sandy Simona performs original Russian-Jewish biographical short stories inspired by her first generation immigration experience: love, loss, liberation and curiosity.
Thursday, April 17th from 7-9pm
EVENT IN HOUSTON : Other Ways of Looking At It: The Graphic Design and Films of Machine Project
A screening of experimental videos from Machine Project at the Glassell School of Art, located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX.
Friday, April 18th from 6-9pm
EVENT IN HOUSTON : Mark Allen, Drawings and Notes, 2013-2014 Opening
A retrospective of the screen prints and performance documentation we’ve been doing at Machine Project for the last 10 years. This event is held at The Brandon, 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX.
Saturday, April 19th from 5-7pm
Show opening for a collection of over 50 ink and color pencil drawings created by Mark Allen in the last year and a half. Event located at Front Gallery, 1412 Bonnie Brae St., Houston, TX.
Machine Project Book Sale Fundraiser Sunday!
Sunday, March 23rd
Member preview from 10-11am, open to the public 11-4pm
at Machine Project
It’s finally here! Machine Project will be hosting our first ever Book Sale Fundraiser this Sunday. We have an amazing selection of books donated by Machine enthusiasts, ranging from coffee table art books to old comics to Nabakov to a book called “The Specialist Investigates Your Glands”. The Secret Restaurant will be making corned beef breakfast burritos! Irish coffee will be served!
All money raised will go directly towards supporting Machine Project’s programming. Members-only advance sale from 10-11am, open to the general public from 11am-4pm. See you there!
Hey, We’re Going to Be on TV!
Hey, we’re going to be on TV! Specifically, KCET’s Artbound is airing a special episode on the Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture this Thursday at 9pm. If you’re part of the small percentage of Americans who doesn’t yet own a TV set, you can also view the livestream on old media (Internet) by tuning your browser here starting on Friday the 7th. You can also come watch it with us in our Mystery Theater this Saturday from noon-6pm.The entire series of videos and accompanying articles can be viewed on Machine’s Artbound page.
This hour-long Artbound episode features videos and interviews from our summer project as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. It is also our first appearance on public television. Join Machine as we explore downtown Los Angeles by helicopter, view a music performance from underneath a swimming pool, set off a sextet of smoke alarms, serenade Silver Lake’s Happy Foot Sad Foot sign, and witness a theatrical performance in MAK Center for Art & Architecture’s R. M. Schindler house that features an appearance by Brian from the Crab Pot, who later turns into a dog. Featuring Asher Hartman, Bennett Williamson & Jessica Cowley, Ing, Jacqueline Gordon, Jmy Kidd and the Sunland Dancers, Kamau Patton, and Todd Lerew.
The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture was part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brought together several local cultural institutions from April – July 2013 for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways. http://www.pacificstandardtimepresents.org/