Machine this Week: April 29th – May 4th
EVENT: Hold Your Applause : Four Takes on Clapping
Friday, May 2nd at 8pm
An event about clapping, organized on the occasion of Cabinet magazine’s new issue on Celebration. Writer Kate Wolf will speak about clapping history, etiquette, and semiotics; musicians Nick Tamburro and John Atkinson will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (1972); ethnomusicologist Carol Merrill-Mirsky will teach a clapping game, c. 1980 Los Angeles playgrounds; and artist Casey Anderson will lead an interactive artwork, QUARTERS (CLAPPING).
MACHINE PROJECT PROJECT SPACE FOR PROJECTS : A Selection of Events Curated by Reid Ulrich
Tuesday, April 29th – Wednesday, May 7th
Friend of Machine Reid Ulrich has curated a variety of installations, performances and workshops in our little room, visible from our front windows. Keep an eye out for a human directional (#HD02) trapped in the MPPSfP and an ephemeral millinery sculpture.
MACHINE PROJECT FIELD GUIDE TO GRAND PARK : Grand Rounds with Elana Mann
Tuesdays in May
As part of the Machine Project Field Guide to Grand Park, artist Elana Mann and facilitator Camilo Cruz will hold informal discussions with Los Angeles County and City employees every Tuesday in May in Grand Park, starting May 6th. These conversations will center on the different voices, ears, and roles both public officials and citizens use to invigorate communities.
MACHINE PROJECT FIELD GUIDE TO GRAND PARK : Machine Project’s Roaming Theater
Thursday May 1st and Sunday May 4th
Our roaming theater in Grand Park is hosting performances this Thursday and Sunday as part of our Machine Project Field Guide to Grand Park. This week, keep an eye out for performances of a re-imagined Rip Van Winkle story, tiny toy pianos, and mini poems. For a full schedule, click here.
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/