Camp Cleveland

Machine Project in Cleveland Ohio, February 11 – April 1, 2011

We’re going to SPACES in Cleveland to produce a “couchbleacher stadium” that will enable journeys into psychic mediumship, daily folk and electronic music, human yarn instruments, occasional manifestations of food, vaudevillean Wagner games, broken-instrument-karaoke, as well as workshops on embroidery, massage, experimental meditation and more.

update:see videos of some our adventures in Cleveland (shot and edited by Emily Lacy) here

Camp Cleveland Video #1 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland Video #1 features a nice view of Nate Page’s couch bleachers, which (in this video) provide a protective ecosystem for Ezra Buchla to play violin in.

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Camp Cleveland Video #2 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #2 features the Flat Band Opening Night Performance by Corey Fogel and Ezra Buchla. A lavender surface plane is assembled then performed under.

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Camp Cleveland Video #3 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #3. Interview and performance by Corey Fogel. The theme of men wearing tights (hinted at in video #2) comes into full focus in this video.

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Camp Cleveland Video #4 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #4. Laure Steenberge presents a workshop on group ensemble yarn performance, including a brief appearance of a diagram of an orb weavers spider web.

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Camp Cleveland Video #5 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #5. Cookie music by Emily Lacy featuring improvisations for piano and tape recorder. Emily also shot and edited all these videos. Go Emily!

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Camp Cleveland Video #6 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #6. Instrumental music by Ezra Buchla accompanied by footage of wooded locations near Buttermilk Falls.

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Camp Cleveland Video #7 from machine project on Vimeo.

Camp Cleveland video #7. A kitten-breath meditation with Guru Rugu, produced by Guru Rugu The experimental meditation center of los angeles
2011. Video shot near Buttermilk Falls

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Schedule of events in Cleveland.

Along the way to Ohio, we’ve crafted a small tour (thanks, Corey!):

Feb 2 The Lost Leaf, Phoenix AZ
Feb 3 Seco Pearl, Taos NM
Feb 4 MCA Denver
Feb 5 The Side Door Lounge, Omaha NE
Feb 6 Roxaboxen/No Coast, Chicago, IL

Participating artists:

Sculptor Nate Page will be constructing stadium-like seating out of thrift store couches, forming “couchbleachers”.

Emily Lacy is a folksinger and a delay-pedal-chant innovator.

Ezra Buchla is a musician performing through voice, viola, and various electronics.

Corey Fogel is a drummer and performance artist who improvises with sound, materials, gestures, and time.

Liz Glynn is a sculptor consistently working with people, found or discarded materials, and historical narratives.

Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka are Krystal Krunch, two artists who see and respond to energy in the body, the psyche, personal objects, and architectural spaces.

Adam Overton is a living artist, composer and performer of experimental action and music, and massage therapist based in Los Angeles.

Laura Steenberge is a Musician, Linguist and science charlatan of sorts.