Machine this Week : a workshop, a new video, and more.
We’ve partnered with 1450 Ocean in Santa Monica to bring some of our most popular workshops to the Westside. Our first beach-side class will be the ever-popular Musical Soldering, led by Machine Project founder Mark Allen on Saturday, October 12th from 2-5pm. Participants will learn to solder by building a primitive (but rad) synthesizer. As people get their synths working, we’ll add some music-making, and by the end of the workshop everyone will play a simple and inevitably out of tune musical piece together.
Registration is $40 for Machine members and $50 for non-members. For more information and to register click here.
If you’re more into thread than resistors, consider our Embroidery for Artists class at 1450 Ocean the following Saturday, October 19th.
A series of four playful, absurd, critical and activity-based walks in different parts of the city that examine the architectural landscape up close and reveal Los Angeles as a space of ghosts, projections, limits and possibilities. Led by Ken Ehrlich and an invited collaborator, each walk presented a framed experience of a part of the city, rather than a narration or tour of architectural history.
This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.
As we just mentioned, the Machine Project storefront has been transformed into the haunted Alvarado Caverns and Mystery Theater, and now we need volunteers to complete the magic. If you’ve been hankering to learn Victorian-era seance and theater techniques and/or have some time to spare on the occasional Thursday through Sunday evening for the next several weeks, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line [feeling caveish], and mark your calendar for a training session this Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30pm (where you’ll also get a sneak peek at the caverns!).