The Machine Project Field Guide to Grand Park
Date & Time
April 17June 17
Grand Park

Machine Project animated and celebrated Grand Park in downtown LA through a series of creative endeavors including an interactive weather station, a disembodied Raymond Chandler describing Los Angeles at dusk, mutant park furniture (with embedded tracking device), and a wandering miniature theatre.

Through participatory performance work, artists transformed the landscape and soundscape of the park into lively art, free and open to the public with projects proposing new ways for the public to interact with art and ideas in public spaces.

Tuesdays in May, 12pm–1pm
Grand Rounds
with Elana Mann
@ Grand Park

Join artist Elana Mann and facilitator Camilo Cruz every Tuesday in May for informal discussions with Los Angeles County and City employees. These conversations will be on a different block each week and will center on the different voices, ears, and roles both public officials and citizens use to invigorate communities.

Look out for the installation of ear horns created by the artist throughout the park in the month of June. These sonic artworks will play original sounds recorded at the lunchtime conversations.


April – June
Descriptions of Los Angeles - Raymond Chandler
with Anthony McCann
@ Grand Park

The great Los Angeles detective novelist Raymond Chandler is justly known for his depictions of his city and its environs. A selection of descriptive excerpts from Chandler’s novels will be heard each evening at dusk in Olive Court. (Chandler selections curated and read by Machine Poet Laureate Anthony McCann.)

April 17, 2014June 17, 2014
Machine Project Roaming Theater
@ Grand Park
Experience spontaneous theatrical performances from the Roaming Theatre. We commissioned 30 artists to create short pop-up performances that will appear throughout the park from April to June.

Johanna Hedva & Patrick Ballard
June 24, 1pm

Daniel Corral
June 5, 12:15pm

Jen Hofer
May 27, 5pm

Rebecca Bruno
May 20, 1:15pm

Justin Streichman and Milka Djordjevich
May 6, 1pm

Yelena Zhelezov
May 4, 2pm

Paul Fraser and Emma Zakes Green
May 4, 2:45pm

Mecca Vazie Andrews
May 1, 1pm

Heather Hewko
May 1, 1:45pm

James Cowan
April 28, 1pm

Sandy Simona
April 15, 1pm

Fol Chen
April 1, 1pm

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