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Max Factor’s Hollywood and the Wonderful Invention of Pan-Cake Make-Up

Friday, August 30th // 8pm at Machine Project Free Max Factor adjusting his Beauty Calibrator, c. 1932   Sasha Archibald will give an illustrated talk on make-up in early cinema (1910-1940) and cosmetic pioneer Maksymilian Faktorowicz. This is the first event for Quarterly, an occasional series of Machine Project events organized in conjunction with Cabinet, […]

Collaborations with Electricity-Producing Bacteria: Mick Lorusso

Thursday, August 29th // 8pm at Machine Project Free Mick Lorusso, Microbial Schöppingen, 2012. (Photo by Frida Cano)   Artist Mick Lorusso will come to us from Mexico City to speak about his projects with Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). MFCs contain bacteria that have the ability to release a small current of electricity while they […]

A Report on an Expedition to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard: Colin Dickey

Sunday, August 25th // 8pm at Machine Project Free (photo by Alia Malley)   Colin Dickey, recently having returned from a two-week sea voyage aboard the barkentine Antigua, sailing around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, in the Polar Sea, in part on behalf of Machine Project in Los Angeles, will report on his findings, his […]

Member Services: cool stuff we saved for people who are willing to support us financially because we love all of you but seriously we have to pay the rent

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 2pm – 7pm at Machine Project Machine Project members can register for this event here Beloved Members of Machine Project, please join us Sunday August 25th for an extra special platinum lounge version of the stuff we’re just too busy to do for the general public. But we will do it […]

Indian Classical Tabla and Vocal Workshop

Saturday, August 24th // 2pm – 5pm at Machine Project Non-members – $30 Members – $25 CLICK HERE to sign up for this class. Robin Sukhadia, former Machine Project artist-in-residence, and his father Rajen Sukhadia will lead an in-depth three hour workshop focused on the raga and tala (melody and rhythm) of north Indian classical […]

Bollywood’s Biggest Films and Voices presented by Rajen and Robin Sukhadia

Friday, August 23 // 8-9:30 pm at Machine Project Free On Friday August 23, we present the voices and films of Bollywood’s Golden Era. Film Music videos featuring Kishore, RD Burman, Rafi, Mukesh and more will be projected on the big screen, and then supplemented with live song performances, analysis, and historical/political insight by Rajen […]

Beginning Raspberry Pi Workshop: Make an HD Video Player

Tuesday, August 20th and Thursday, August 22nd // 7pm – 10pm at Machine Project Non-members – $175 Members – $150 Registration for this class is CLOSED. E-mail us at machine@machineproject.com to be put on the wait list, or to find out about next time we hold a class like this. Instructor: Clay Chaplin In this […]

HaFoSaFo Chorus & sunsetfootclinicsign.com: Bennett Williamson & Jessica Cowley

Sunday, August 18th 2013 7 – 8pm At Machine Project FREE Hafosafo Chorus & Sunsetfootclinicsign.com by Jessica Cowley and Bennett Williamson from machine project on Vimeo. Bennett Williamson & Jessica Cowley present two projects based on the legend of the Sunset Boulevard Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign’s ability to predict your good or bad day. First, […]

‘Coolest Sound Ever’ and Other Search Terms: Bennett Williamson

Sunday, August 18th // 6pm at Machine Project Free Bennett will present and lightly host ‘Coolest Sound Ever’ and Other Search Terms, a short mix of found YouTube videos that documents humanity’s numerous and mildly successful attempts to capture auditory phenomena on consumer grade video equipment and cell phones. From the mountains to the valleys, […]

Echo Panel: Luke Fischbeck, Dawn Kasper & Nate Page

Sunday, August 18th // 4pm at Machine Project Free An informal group discussion with Los Angeles-based artists Nate Page, Dawn Kasper, Luke Fischbeck, and three specially-invited guests, in which all speech is delayed three seconds — just long enough for every prompt to become an interruption, and for the speaker to be perpetually embarrassed by […]

My Dinner with Ezra: Ezra Buchla

Saturday, August 17th // 8pm at Machine Project Free Join us for a screening of the classic 1981 Wallace Shawn film My Dinner with Andre, as filtered through Ezra Buchla’s brain and an echo machine through which he will feed the movie’s audio and then process in accordance to his reactions to the film. Come […]

Cigar Box Spring/Slinky Reverb Workshop

Saturday, August 17 // 2-6pm at Machine Project $85 for Machine Project members // $100 for general admission CLICK HERE to sign up for this class. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 14th. Instructor: Josh Gerowitz This one day workshop will teach you how to build a small and portable spring reverb unit for […]

Fiona Connor & Andrew Gohlich – This peculiarity we afterwards observed in other streams; they flowed by night and became dry by day

POSTPONED – SEE BELOW ——————————- UPDATE 8.3.13 – This event has been postponed. Please check this page or the Machine Project weekly email for information on the rescheduled event. —————————- Fiona Connor and Andy Gohlich are exhibiting a suite of photographs and sculpture. The works will be installed in and around a sidehill viaduct located […]

Embroidering Neutra VDL Workshop

Sunday July 28th, 2013 12pm – 3pm at Neutra VDL House // 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039 Registration is $75 for Machine Project members and $85 for the general public. Update: This workshop is now SOLD OUT. Click here to add yourself to the waitlist. Instructor: Jenny Hart Artist and embroidery designer […]

Lost Horizon – Dawn Kasper

Wednesday July 24th – Thursday July 25th, 2013 9pm – 9pm (24 hours) at the historic Hotel Shangri-la (1301 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401) FREE ——————————————————————————- This performance is now SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email bennett@machineproject.com with your name, cell phone number, email address, and times you […]

Wash – ing

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 // 3 – 6pm Maranatha High School, 169 S St John Ave, Pasadena, California 91105 – (St. John ave is one-way, so come down from Green, one block north). FREE Wash, by Ing from machine project on Vimeo. Ing presents “Wash” – an immersive underwater sound installation at the Maranatha High […]

Everyone Will Be Here Now But Me – Jacqueline Gordon

Thursday, July 18th 2013 8pm – 11pm At The Los Angeles Food Center // 1400 E. Olympic Blvd, 90021 Enter and park via the ramp on Birch St. FREE Everyone Will Be Here Now But Me, by Jacqueline Gordon from machine project on Vimeo. An exploratory 4 part sound installation that takes place after hours […]

Programming the iPhone 101

Instructor: Chandler McWilliams Schedule: Tuesday July 16th, 2013 Thursday July 18th, 2013 Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 Thursday July 25th, 2013 All class meetings are from 7-10pm. Non-members $275 Members $250 To register for this event click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7172684693 DESCRIPTION Learning to program for the iPhone can be a daunting challenge. A new language, a new […]

Symphony for 100 Stylophones – Paul Fraser

Sunday, July 14th 2013 1pm Compton Civic Center Plaza, 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. FREE Paul Fraser and L.A. Stylophonic- L.A.’s premier stylophone ensemble, plan to gather a group of 100 stylophone players at the Compton Civic Center Plaza for an interactive concert that will use sound to highlight the Martin Luther King, […]

Odyssey Odyssey – Johanna Kozma

Nightly, July 10 – 24 Tickets Available to the public Friday July 12th at 9am —-> Sorry, SOLD OUT! Odyssey Odyssey by Johanna Kozma from machine project on Vimeo.   An audience of two join Odysseus in his escape from Kalypso in this performance of Homer’s Odyssey that will take place in a Honda Odyssey […]

Lake Overturn – Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Sunday, July 7th Santa Monica // 6:00pm and 7:00pm at The Santa Monica Screening Room // 1526 Fourteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404   Tickets are $5 for current Machine Project members and $10 for general admission. Click on one of the links below to buy tickets for the showing you wish to attend: 6:15pm […]

FURNITURE MUSIC – A Concert for Household Objects

Saturday, July 6th 8pm // FREE at a home in Venice- (RSVP for exact location, as space is limited) An evening of noisy new music exploring the sonic potential of household objects. The event will be hosted in a 1914 Venice Craftsman redesigned and remodeled in 1998 by Architect Roger F. White to emphasize the […]

3d Video Mapping Workshop

Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th, 2013 11am – 4pm Registration is $105 for Machine Project members and $120 for the general public. Click HERE to register. Instructor: Refik Anadol This workshop is an introduction to the concepts and techniques to 3D projection mapping, or more commonly known as 3D Video Mapping. In the […]

Electric Bodies Workshop

Sunday, June 30th 2 – 5:00pm NOTE: This workshop is not held at Machine Project but at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 SOLD OUT! Click below to be added to the waitlist : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7060240369 Explore the electrical characteristics of the human body while […]

Walking Places: A walk in in the shadows of Chavez Ravine with Maryam Hosseinzadeh

Sunday, June 30th // 1pm-3pm Free RSVP Here for meetup location Artist Ken Ehrlich and Maryam Hosseinzadeh will lead a participatory walk through Chavez Ravine, discussing contested geographies, public memory, urban parks and infrastructure. This event is part of a four-part series Walking places: Four Walks in Los Angeles , a series of playful, absurd, […]

Oh My God Echo Park Just Got So Much Better: A Celebration of the Reopening of Echo Park Lake

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 10am – 10pm // FREE Come down to Machine this Sunday to view a five hour time- lapse video of the entire 2 year renovation of the Echo Park Lake. This feat of diligence was accomplished by Rev. Mook and Mr. Rollerzz, who will join us at 3PM for a discussion […]

Seeing and Hearing Patterns in Sound Workshop

Saturday, June 29th 2 – 4:30pm NOTE: This event is not held at Machine Project but at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 SOLD OUT! Click here to be added to the waitlist:: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7000886841 How do sound vibrations behave? How do our brains make […]

It’s Not Right, But It’s OK – Cliff Hengst

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 4pm and 6pm Outside The Beverly Hilton, // 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 $10 To purchase tickets for this performance, click on the links below: 4pm – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7126857623 6pm – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7233980029 Join Cliff Hengst on a Starline Bus Tour as he has his body taken over by the soul […]

Walking Places: A Walk in East L.A. with Sesshu Foster

Sunday, June 23th // 1pm Free Click Here to RSVP: Artist Ken Ehrlich and Sesshu Foster will lead a participatory walk through East L.A. Topics will include poetic interruptions, displaced monuments, the named, unnamed and unnameable. This event is part of a four-part series Walking places: Four Walks in Los Angeles , a series of […]

Mark Allen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Friday, June 21st // 3pm GMT at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London £5 // Free to ICA members Mark Allen, founding director of Machine Project, will give an informal talk at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London as part of their Friday Salon series. The talk will focus on Machine’s use of non-traditional […]

Mark Allen at The Arts Catalyst, London

Wednesday, June 19th // 7pm GMT at Arts Catalyst, London £3 Mark Allen, founding director of Machine Project, will give an informal presentation and talk about our recent projects and programs, with a focus on the interdisciplinary practice at the core of Machine Project’s philosophy. Please note that this event does not take place at […]

Walking Places: A Walk in Lakewood with D.J. Waldie

Sunday, June 16th // 1:30pm-3:30pm Free RSVP Here for meetup location Artist Ken Ehrlich and D.J. Waldie will lead a participatory walk through Lakewood, discussing single family homes, placemaking, and a reconsideration of the suburban landscape. This event is part of a four-part series Walking places: Four Walks in Los Angeles , a series of […]

Light-Sensitive Oscillators: Learn to Make Sound Circuits

Sunday, June 16th 12 – 4pm

Asher Hartman – Glass Bang

Saturday, June 15 8pm – 10:30pm in a historic home in Laurel Canyon Tickets go on sale to the public Monday June 3rd Purchase tickets here for exact location: Buy Tickets In Glass Bang, artist Asher Hartman’s new experimental musical play, a man becomes so alienated from himself that he is split in two beings, […]

THE SUNLAND DANCERS and Tara Jane ONeil – Welcome

Saturday, June 15 // 6:45pm Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, 90031 Free RSVP HERE for event location. Audience size is limited. Welcome by THE SUNLAND DANCERS and Tara Jane ONeil from machine project on Vimeo. Welcome is a ritual dance music blessing to be performed by Jmy James Kidd, Olive McKeon, Perin Hailey McNelis, Jillian Stein […]

Walking Places: A Walk in Venice with Erin Schneider

Sunday, June 9th // 1pm-3pm Free RSVP here for meetup location Artist Ken Ehrlich and Erin Schneider (born and raised in Venice) will lead a participatory walk through the diverse ecosystems of Venice. Rather than a historic tour of modern architecture, we will visit sites of artistic transformation, cultural significance and mythic projection. Including artist […]

Asher Hartman – Glass Bang

Saturday, June 8 8pm – 10:30pm in a historic home in Laurel Canyon Tickets go on sale to the public Monday June 3rd Purchase tickets here for exact location: Buy Tickets In Glass Bang, artist Asher Hartman’s new experimental musical play, a man becomes so alienated from himself that he is split in two beings, […]

David Eng – The Dawning of the Age of Aquariums

Saturday, June 8th 2013 // 2:30pm-5pm at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium // 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 Free David Eng will lead the group on a tide pool visit, accompanied by a live string ensemble featuring Melinda Rice, Mona Tian, Andrew McIntosh and Chris Votek. The event concludes in the Cabrillo Marine […]

Asher Hartman – Glass Bang

Friday, June 7 8pm – 10:30pm in a historic home in Laurel Canyon Tickets go on sale to the public Monday June 3rd Purchase tickets here for exact location: Buy Tickets In Glass Bang, artist Asher Hartman’s new experimental musical play, a man becomes so alienated from himself that he is split in two beings, […]

11 Points – Federico Llach

Sunday, June 2nd // 6-8pm at Machine Project Free Ever wondered whether your competitive impulse outweighs your desire to keep a steady beat? Become a performer in Federico Llach’s “11 Points” and you just might answer this question. Sensors in the Institute for Experimental Table Tennis Research‘s ping pong table will trigger previously recorded music […]

Kamau Patton – The Sky Above

Sunday, May 26th // 6-7pm at Machine Project Free The Sky Above by Kamau Patton from machine project on Vimeo.

Intro to Arduino

Saturday, May 25th Sunday, May 26th Saturday, June 1st Sunday, June 2nd 12 – 3pm Instructor: Scott Cazan Non-members: $250 Members: $225 All Materials Included. Sign up at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6685118369 Learn about Arduino and explore many of its artistic applications. An Arduino is an open-source micro-controller with the ability to quickly and easily […]

Anne Hars – Architectural Drafting for Hackers, Makers and Visionary Dilettantes

May 21, 22, 28, 29 June 4, 5 7-10pm at Machine Project A 3-week architectural drafting class taught by Anne Hars at Machine Project, with assignments ranging from the practical to the fantastical. Fees for this class are $150 for the general public and $125 for Machine Project members. This fee covers all six classes. […]

Sara Roberts – Clump and Whistle

Sunday, May 19th 2013 // 1pm at Glendale Civic Center Plaza // Broadway and Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA. Civic Center parking on Wilson Ave. Free   Click Here to RSVP for the performance so we can make sure to buy enough bagels and coffee for everyone!     There will be an open rehearsal for […]

Guitar Pedal Building Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 7 – 10pm Build your own guitar effects pedal in this 3 hour intensive workshop. You will receive hands-on, step-by-step instruction on assembling a Vintage Jordan™ Bosstone™ Replica, which is a great sounding, simple Fuzztone. SOLD OUT! Sign up at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6418587167 In this class you will also learn: Types […]

Carmina Escobar – Massagem Sonora

Sunday, May 12th 2013 // 4-6pm At The Korean Bell of Friendship, Angel’s Gate Park // 3601 Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731 Free Massagem Sonora, by Carmina Escobar from machine project on Vimeo. An experiment on intimacy, personal space and bodily resonance by Carmina Escobar. Massagem Sonora establishes a relationship of discovery between individuals, […]

Improvised Sound Ping Pong Tournament

Sunday, May 12th 2pm Honor your mothers by attending an event that combines a ping pong tournament with improvised sound. Each player will be teamed up with a musician who will be using direct output generated from gameplay, and as the tournament progresses, improvised duets will arise. Participating musicians include Casey Anderson, Raphael Arar, Clay […]

Anna Petrisko – Jeepneys’ Bowling With Aliens

Jeepneys’ Bowling With Aliens by Anna Petrisko from machine project on Vimeo. Anna Petrisko – Jeepneys’ Bowling With Aliens Saturday, May 11th 2013 // 8-10pm at All Star Lanes Bowling Center // 4459 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90041 Free Jeepneys and alien friends host a celestial bowling party, followed by a parking lot […]

Interactive Ping Pong Music

Friday, May 10th 7 – 10pm FREE Composed by Joshua Gerowitz and performed by Brendan Carn, Casey Anderson, Louis Lopez, Stephanie Zaletel and Daniel Eaton. Computers, traditional instruments, cell phones and speaker objects will be used to realize this site specific composition focused on interaction, exploration and socialization. Everyone in attendance will have a chance […]

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Wednesday, May 1st 8pm FREE Join us for the next installment of East of Borneo’s EATS of Borneo series: A special screening of “WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE” (1980, 20 min.), in memory of the great documentary filmmaker Les Blank who passed away on April 7. The short documentary features Herzog fulfilling the bet that […]

A guided tour of a portion of a city that i don’t particularly know

Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st 6pm A performed poetical pet-free potential little adventure to be walked head-on in the very ignorant company of Dominique Gilliot, a French artist who, although she doesn’t know shit much about this part of the town (nor about Los Angeles as a whole either), has got a (naïve […]

Chance meeting in a storefront of a ping pong table and a sound installation

Sunday, April 28th 3 – 5pm Raphael Arar & Wyatt Penn Keusch invite you to experience a ping pong table and some sound at Machine Project. A set of activities will be available upon arrival—you may choose whether or not to follow them. The only guidelines are to interact with the space (play a match, […]

PING vs PONG

Saturday, April 27th 8pm FREE Ping and Pong have been partnered for years, but very little consideration is given to the intense, simmering rivalry that lurks just beneath the surface. In this audience-controlled lecture, Jason Torchinsky will explore the parallel and separate histories of both all the things he could find named Ping and Pong, […]

Yodels of the World

Saturday, April 27th 3 – 5pm $30 general admission $25 Machine Project members With Kate Conklin. We will learn all kinds of yodeling, herding calls and glottal techniques including but not limited to yodels from America, Africa, Bulgaria/ the Balkans, and Scandinavia, including Swedish kulning. We will also cover Jewel, Zap Mama and Alanis Morissette. […]

Pantomime Workshop

Monday, April 22nd 7 – 9pm $35 general admission $25 Machine Project members With Benedikt Negro & Kate Conklin This workshop will explore the spectrum of movement, and how Alexander Technique and Pantomime can be used to take movement to its very essence, and develop movement into stylized physicality, create illusion, convey and evoke emotion, […]

The Day of Speculative Motion

Sunday, April 21st Ongoing from 9am to midnight A screening of works by Kelly Sears. The Day of Speculative Motion presents a series of dystopic short works featuring wayward astronauts, ghostly beauty queens, eager soldiers, haunted ex-presidents alluring telephone operators and doomed 1970s high school students. Kelly Sears uses popular American imagery to create parafictional […]

Reanimation Library Debriefing and Word Processor Launch

Thursday, April 18th 8pm FREE Reanimation Library founder Andrew Beccone will present an overview of the library’s history, objectives, and activities. Los Angeles-based writers Colin Dickey and Bruna Mori will read from their contributions to Word Processor, the library’s ongoing exploration of its own holdings. Dickey will respond to Abyss: The Deep Sea and the […]

Nature Hike to the Ruins of Poetry and Song

Sunday, April 14th 3:30 – 7:15pm We will hike from the end of Lake Avenue in Altadena to the ruins of the Echo Mountain Resort. Once we arrive at the resort Kirsty Singer will be reading poems to touch trees, dirt, plants and rocks by and John Martin will be singing songs for people to […]

Glitch Art Workshop

Saturday, April 13th 1 – 5pm Instructor: Phillip Stearns Learn how to databend and datamosh images and video, to compress and re-compress, animate, break, re-animate, and turn conventional image processing inside out. In this crash course on Glitch Art we will cover a wide variety of extended techniques for software based image and video file […]

DIY Art Space or Whatever

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 4pm APOLOGIES DEAR PEOPLE, BUT WE ARE TOTALLY FULL. Email m@machineproject.com with the subject line [thanks for nothing] to be on the wait list for next time An invitation from Mark Allen, the guy who started Machine Project: “Hey you! Have you ever thought about starting your own art/music/literary/performance/whatever space? Why […]

Bulgarian Singing Workshop

Saturday, March 30 Part 1 (beginners): 3 – 5pm Part 2 (advanced): 5:15 – 6:30 Taught by Kate Conklin. Part I (open to all) We will learn tone production, odd meters, ornamentation and songs from the stunning Bulgarian polyphonic tradition. No previous experience necessary, ability to match pitch highly recommended. Part II (advanced techniques) Open […]

Emily Mast & Hana van der Kolk – Six Twelve One By One

Saturday, March 16th 2013 // 6:30pm at ‘The Onion’ UU Church // 9550 Haskell Ave, North Hills, CA 91343 Free Emily Mast and Hana van der Kolk present Six Twelve One By One, a performance of six soon-to-be-first-time moms that examines the pregnant body through a series of task-like actions, movements, and dances. The performance is staged […]

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Friday, March 15th 8pm FREE “A Novella and Stories” Artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman presents a screening of recent text/image projects. Making use of the subtitle, these poems, in the form of slideshows/moving pictures, translate the varieties of the absurd into poetry. Huffman will present several long form slide works and will read fragments of […]

American Pi-Dol

Thursday, March 14th 8pm EVENT IS SOLD OUT! To celebrate National Pi Day (March 14th), Machine Project is hosting American Pi-dol: Pie of the Month Club. The American Idol-style event will feature a talent show where participants will show off a Pi or Pie-related talent or trick, judged by Machine Project Director Mark Allen, Top […]

Expressive Machines

Tuesday, March 12th 8pm FREE Expressive Machines is a band of sonic thrill seekers, composers who have turned to the creation of novel robotic musical instruments to achieve their musical vision. Founded in Charlottesville, Virginia by Troy Rogers, Steven Kemper, and Scott Barton in 2007, the multifaceted organization operates as a composers’ collective, performance troupe, […]

The Book Of Frank by CAConrad

Friday, March 8th 8pm FREE CAConrad, our favorite poet and all-around enthusiast from Philadelphia will be in residence and will read from his work THE BOOK OF FRANK in its entirety. The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Enjoy a […]

College of Lockpicking

Tuesday, March 5th 7 -9pm $30 for general admission / Machine Project members email machine@machineproject.com for $15 discount code. Note: Registration is via the College of Lockpicking. Lockpicking tools are required for this class & can be purchased along with registration. SOLD OUT! You can pick your friends. You can pick your beer. But can […]

Embroidery For Artists

Sunday, March 3rd noon – 3pm Instructor: Jenny Hart Registration is $60 for the general public / $45 for Machine Project members (enter MEMBER as promotional discount code). Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5503324592 Learn the basics of hand embroidery from Jenny Hart in a class that focuses on textural effects and free-form techniques. Hart will give […]

Workshops from the Workshop on Workshops

Sunday, February 24th Morning Section: 10 to noon Afternoon section: 2 to 5pm We just did a workshop on teaching workshops with a dozen brilliant UCLA grad students, out which came this bunch of one hour educational experiments. If you’re a Machine member and would enjoy helping us test these out, send an email to […]

“You Will Be My Music” with Fol Chen

Saturday, February 23rd One hour sessions from 4 to 8pm This workshop will be available to only four lucky Machine Project members. Fol Chen will invite non-musicians into a mobile studio, where over the course of an hour-long session the band will help participants to literally “cover” a favorite pop song, assisting them to record […]

Cliff Hengst

Friday, February 22nd 8pm FREE I Left My Heart by Cliff Hengst from machine project on Vimeo. Artist Cliff Hengst is visiting us from San Francisco. You may remember Cliff from our video of his uphill performance during the Southern Machine Exposure Project last summer (see above). We’re still not exactly sure what Cliff has […]

2nd Sober & Lonely Synchronised Running Club Run

Saturday, February 16th 6:30am FREE Following the Inaugural Sober & Lonely Synchronised Running Club Run in Los Angeles and Johannesburg in August 2012, we invite you to join us for the 2nd Sober & Lonely Synchronised Running Club Run this February. The route will be a short but hilly 3.45 mile loop along Marathon Street […]

The Forgotten Ephemera of Genius

Friday, February 15th 8pm FREE Join us as Noah Sneider explores the origins and development of Russian animation. Noah will discuss a pair of early pioneers, Alexander Shiryaev and Wladyslaw Starewicz, whose story features highly flammable film stock, shin-shattering folk dance and stop-motion beetles. Additional topics of interest include the Soviet version of Winnie-the-Pooh, Interplanetary […]

DIY Tonic & Bitters Class

Tuesday, February 12th 7 – 10pm Registration is $50 for non-members / $40 for members (enter MEMBER for discount promotional code). All materials included. Sign up at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5219718318 Cocktail enthusiasts will go home with your own batch of aromatic bitters, made in the pre-prohibition style, with their own two hands.

Intro to Arduino

Saturday, February 9th, Sunday, February 10th, Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th 12 – 3pm Instructor: Scott Cazan Non-members: $250 Members: $225 All Materials Included. Sign up at the following link (Machine Project members please use discount code MEMBER when purchasing ticket): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5392001622 Learn about Arduino and explore many of its artistic applications. An […]

You Talk the Talk

Friday, February 8th 8pm The final event of our “Paris at Machine Project” programming. Artist Fayçal Baghriche will talk about his work and his time here in Los Angeles. “Fayçal Baghriche’s performances, videos and installations are stamped with a distinctive approach to everyday existence and the forms of behaviour it induces. Using semantic discrepancies and […]

Lie Detector Workshop

Thursday, February 7th 8 – 11pm Registration is $50 for non-members / $40 for members (enter MEMBER for promotional discount code). All materials are included in the registration fee & the lie detector is yours to keep! Sign up at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5219569874 Having doubts about someone’s motives or trustworthiness? Allow technology to put […]

Musical Soldering Workshop

Tuesday, February 5th 8 – 11pm Registration is $50 for non-members / $40 for members (enter MEMBER for promotional discount code). All materials are included and the synthesizer is yours to keep! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5219270980 Learn to solder in this 3 hour workshop! Mark Allen will lead participants in building a primitive, but totally rad hand-held musical […]

Mind Reading Workshop

Sunday, February 3rd Noon – 3pm Registration is $50 for non-members / $40 for members (enter MEMBER for discount promotional code). Sign up at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5219148614 Watch your intuitive powers magically grow! Marvel as you instantly connect with human beings! Join artist intuitive duo Krystal Krunch in an intensive workshop that will guide […]

Concert of Field Recordings

Friday, February 1st 8pm FREE Featuring Tom Erbe and Patrick Farmer. Our recent field recording workshop will conclude with a concert of workshop participant works and two very special performances and presentations by Tom Erbe (Soundhack, Echophon) and Patrick Farmer (Compost and Height). If you are remotely interested in field recording, sound, and experimental music […]