Thursday, June 14th 8pm FREE Diversity in the Natural World: What crane flies and lichens can tell us. Lichens and crane flies are vastly different organisms, but approaches in their study have many surprising similarities. In this talk, lichenologist Dr. Irwin Brodo (coauthor of “Lichens of North America”) and entomologist Dr. Fenja Brodo (founding Board […]
An Introduction to Basic Mechanical Design for Art and DIY projects. Instructor: Michael Kontopoulos Sunday, June 10th Saturday, June 16th Sunday, June 17th 11am – 2pm SOLD OUT Members: $200 Non-members: $225 DESCRIPTION You are reading this post because you’re wondering if a little bit of motion is what your newest sculpture needs to come […]
Friday, May 25th 2012 8pm FREE Andrew Maxwell is an ensemble fiction. As A Maxwell, he collects epigrams, poems and inventories in small booklets, several of which are forthcoming in special editions by Ugly Duckling and Apogee presses. As Andrew Maxwell, he runs the Poetic Research Bureau in Chinatown, founded a few journals (eg, The […]
Sunday, May 6th & Saturday, May 12th 11am – 2pm With Joe Seely Non-members: $75 Members: $65 Register here: Non-Members $75.00 USD Members $65.00 USD Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate on all classes! In this 2-day class you will learn to make a traditional buckram mask. On day 1 we […]
Friday May 4th ongoing 4-7pm Saturday May 5th ongoing 4-7pm Sunday May 6th ongoing 4-7pm Emily Lacy brings sound and distortion to the final days of the Machine Project Transdimensional Hallway in a new piece entitled Corpor. Entering and exiting is encouraged in this 3-day performance examining presence, absence, and the business of our daily […]
Thursday, May 3rd 2012 ongoing from 8 – 10pm A puppet show by DanRae Wilson and Miriam Jones Swing by and see a 2 minute puppet show for 1- 2 people at a time. Perfect for on your way to or from dinner, as a destination for an evening stroll, or as a tiny pre-party […]
Sunday, April 29th 2012 Performances at 8 & 8:30pm “I think we’re alone now/ There doesn’t seem to be anyone around” – Tiffany Gone are the days of blissful suburban wandering, shopping, and hanging out in the well-lit corridors and food courts of our past. Come mourn the great american shopping mall – an increasingly […]
Saturday, April 28th 2012 2 – 5pm With Chris Weisbart Non-members: $45 Members: $35 Register here: Non-Members $45.00 USD Members $35.00 USD Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate on all classes! In this workshop, Multimedia Designer Chris Weisbart will discuss the hand-made effects in Asher Hartman’s “See What Love The Father […]
Sunday, April 22nd 2012 3pm Please join us for an afternoon hike with poet and farrier Michael Earl Craig, author of Thin Kimono now out on Wave Books. Michael Earl Craig will read some poems along the way and then answer any questions you may have about the art of horseshoeing. This is indeed a […]
Saturday, April 21st 2012 8pm FREE Space is limited, please RSVP at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3236934759 How the English Language Helped Me Become an Egyptian Poet Poet Maged Zaher will be in town and reading and talking at Machine Project on April, 21st at 8 pm. Maged’s an awesome poet and a vibrant and compelling […]
Taught by Elisabeth McMullin Saturday 4/21 Sunday 4/22 Saturday 4/28 Sunday 4/29 11am – 2pm SOLD OUT Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate on all classes! Course Description: We will explore the basics of electronic circuitry with a focus on giving the student a solid foundation in electronic theory while creating […]
Friday, April 20th 2012 Ongoing from 8 to 10pm Come chill out to the deep and soothing tones of Ambient Force 420 as they explore the more psychedelic aspects of the Transdimensional Hallway. Featuring the “Trippy Transdimensional Corridor,” the “Righteous Relaxation Room,” and the obligatory “Taco Truck Consumption Chamber.” Ambient Force 420 will be providing […]
Saturday, April 7th 2012 2:45 pm FREE In collaboration with the CalArts Poetry Collective we are hosting a day hike with poet Eileen Myles, who will be reading from her new book of poems entitled Snowflake, currently out on Wave Books. Please meet with us at the first parking lot inside the entrance gate to […]
Taught by Christopher Mckinlay Saturday 3/17, 2-5pm Saturday 3/24, 2-5pm Saturday 3/31, 2-5pm Saturday 4/7, 2-5pm Register here: Non-Members $250.00 USD Members $225.00 USD Non-members – $250 Members – $225 Become a Machine Project Member and get a discount on all classes for a year! fourier transform modulus of a cosine The electronic synthesis of […]
Saturday, March 3rd 2012 performances at 8:15 & 9:00pm FREE [Vos iz Abspaltung (musik)? danken!] Corey Fogel has written a site-specific piece of music, dealing uniquely with the resulting acoustical and spatial properties of the Machine Project gallery and the imposed structure of the Storefront Plaza installation. This music experiments with instrument pairs, co-dependent musical […]
We turned balloons into speakers, and we want you to come listen to them.
Sunday, February 26th 2012 8pm Free with RSVP Artist and backyard engineer Jessica Segall will give a presentation on elemental gasification. In this talk and following Q and A session, Jessica will give an overview on woodgas history, how to generate electricity or run your car on burning wood, and discuss the relationship of gasification […]
Sunday, February 26th, 2012 12 – 4pm Taught by David Casey Members: $60 Non-members: $75 (All material fees included.) SOLD OUT! The workshop will include an overview of how photovoltaic cells work, combining solar cells to power different electronics components, and then everyone will make a simple solar powered oscillator. Refund policy: Please note, all […]
Saturday, February 25 2012 ongoing 12 – 4pm DROP-IN / FREE Ben Benjamin will be performing free handwriting analysis from 12 to 4pm. Pens and pencils and stationery will be provided free of charge. Please note! We cannot provide non-affect-adjusted graphological readings.
Friday, February 24 2012 8pm FREE Shortish lecture on the Battle of Los Angeles by Jason Brown, with gentle yet emotionally-powerful musical accompaniment. Followed by a sound performance by AMBIENT FORCE 3000 (working title: “Threnody ’42: The Silence of the Cows”).
Thursday, February 23rd 2012 8pm FREE Census tracts and statistical citizenship Please join us for a night of critical demography. Jerry Wong, Information Services Specialist for the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office of the US Census will unpack the history of tract #06037195, where Machine Project is located, and how the census knows what […]
Wednesday, February 22 2012 Ongoing from 11am – 4pm DROP-IN / FREE An experiment on intimacy, personal space and bodily resonance by Carmina Escobar. Massagem Sonora establishes a relationship of discovery between individuals, usually strangers, that allow themselves to be improvised on via voice and facial resonators applied to their bodies to discover their own […]
Sunday, February 19th 2012 7 – 10pm Instructor: Mark Allen Members: $35 Non-Members: $50 SOLD OUT! Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discount on all classes! Learn to solder in this three-hour workshop. Participants will learn to solder by building a primitive, but totally rad hand-held synthesizer. All materials and tools included and […]
Saturday, February 18th 2012 11am – 3pm Instructor: Kelly Sears Members: $35 Non-members: $45 (All materials fees included.) SOLD OUT! This workshop will cover the basics of making stop-motion animations, from constructing a shooting rig to compiling your footage and sharing it with the world. We will watch short animated works to see various animation […]
Saturday, February 18th 2012 11am – 4pm FREE Experimental music by babies. Motion tracking software converts the performers’ movements into sound. FAQ What? After our friend Sally brought her baby Otto to play Nate Page’s Storefront Plaza we realized that we had a perfect baby vivarium on our hands, and if we were going to […]
THURSDAY, Feb 16 // 7pm – 9pm TAT Studio, CSU Monterey Bay on the corner of 6th and A Pitch Battles: A Multimedia Investigation into Musical Tunings Machine Project presents a night of art and writing exploring a rather esoteric bit of musical ephemera and the insane controversy it’s generated. In overlapping performances, Colin Dickey, […]
Wednesday, February 15 // 7pm – 9pm TAT Studio, CSU Monterey Bay on the corner of 6th and A Machine Project is talking to you: Teaching Kids to Steal Cars, and other important lessons of the feral art space. Chris Kallmyer is an artist and the curator for Machine Project, a Los Angeles performance and […]
Wednesday, February 15 // noon – 2:00 TAT Studio, CSU Monterey Bay on the corner of 6th and A SOLDERING, THE MUSICAL Chris Kallmyer will be fearlessly driving up the coast of California on major roads in a classic 1996 acura with 217,000 miles and 20 soldering irons to visit Enid Blader’s Department of Teledramatic […]
Saturday, February 11th, 2012, 4- 9pm - Deliver Sunday, February 12th, 2012 , 1- 4pm - Destroy D3 is Megan Cotts, Ali Prosch, and Brica Wilcox. For 1980 Special Edition, D3 invites you to submit objects (real and imagined), ephemera, and ideas from the year 1980 to be destroyed. D3 will be accepting offerings on Saturday, […]
Saturday, February 4th 2012 8pm FREE Graham Foust and Sarah Valentine will read from their translations of Ernst Meister and Gennady Aygi, respectively. Graham Foust is the author of a number of books including A Mouth in California, Neccessary Stanger and the forthcoming To Anacreon in Heaven (all from Flood Editions). He is also the […]
Friday, February 3rd 2012 8pm FREE Poets Graham Foust and Amy Gerstler will be reading from their work. Graham Foust is the author of a number of books including A Mouth in California, Neccessary Stanger and the forthcoming To Anacreon in Heaven (all from Flood Editions). He is also the translator, from the German, of […]
Thursday, February 2nd 2012 8pm Author David Graeber will be holding an small, informal discussion on his latest book Debt: The First 5000 Years. Sorry, event is full David will also have a reading & signing on Wednesday, February 1st at Skylight Books.
Monday, January 30th 2012 1pm FREE Two organisms unraveling sound and space through their bodies, voices and objects in motion. Sarah Phillips & Carmina Escobar; voice, electronics and objects. Duration: 45 min.
Sunday, January 29th 2012 8pm FREE A musical evening featuring questionable uses of technology inspired by David Tudor’s Bandoneon! (a combine). May include accordions, saxophones, drums, live video projection and/or dancing Coke cans. Curated by Isaac Schankler, with Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Daniel Corral, Sean Deyoe, Corey Fogel and Christopher O’Leary.
Saturday, January 28th 2012 8pm Blackface is ShamWow! Stagger Lee meets Hercules! Get well-hung! Join poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney at Machine Project for Shuffle Stagger Fail, the release of his new chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly Chaps). An evening of projections and lusty race s__t, Stagger Shuffle Fail also features new poems from the manuscript, Pornegrophy.
Taught by Elisabeth McMullin Saturday 1/28 Sunday 1/29 Saturday 2/4 Sunday 2/5 1 – 4pm Members: $225 Non-Members: $250 All materials included. SOLD OUT! Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate on all classes! We will explore the basic concepts of microcontrollers using Arduino, an easy-to- use, open-source microcontroller platform, perfect for […]
Friday, January 27th, 2012 8pm A project by Kamau Amu Patton The project is an investigation of Ampex corporate culture and identity in relationship to its role as a manufacture of memory storage / data storage materials and devices. The project views the Ampex corporate culture through the memories of the people that worked for […]
Thursday, January 26st, 2012 8pm A performance by Brody Condon In a new performance for Machine Project, Brody Condon will present a 1970′s group encounter session set in the far future. Presented in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming […]
From its desert summoning in 1946 to its meatspace release in 1981, Los Angeles has served as the mythopoetic incubator of a cybernetic ideology which now uses human culture as the substrate of a globe-spanning metaorganism. Jason Brown will explain.
Wednesday, January 18th 2012 1 – 5pm FREE Ezra Buchla presents an afternoon of unlikely musics for unamplified instruments. Featuring composer, improviser, and grindcore violinist Joey Molinaro, on tour from NYC, and other special guests.
Monday, January 16th 2012 1 – 4pm Populist records is a brand new, Los Angeles based record label dedicated to releasing new and exciting music from our West Coast community. Come hang out with us as we celebrate the birth of our label and preview our first release, composer Nicholas Deyoe’s with throbbing eyes, which […]
Sunday, January 15th 2012 10am – 4pm Instructors: Amy Jo Diaz and Casey Hughes Members: $75 Non-Members: $100 Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discount on all classes! Join us for an afternoon of personal-diorama-making. These dioramas are intended to produce miniature immersive environments using both two and three-dimensional elements and a point-of-view. […]
Saturday, January 14th 2012 8pm Free With Yann Novak & Simon Whetham. Daytime sounds on Rinconia Drive Nighttime sounds on Rinconia Drive Traffic sounds on Broadway and 2nd Street Audience sounds at the Vanguard Gallery Room Resonances Vocalization were mixed and processed in frequency, in time, and in space. -Carl Stone, October 14, 1980 In […]
Thursday, January 12th 2012 8pm FREE The first (of three) Friday the 13th of 2012 falls at the end of this week. You may not be superstitious, but you can never be too safe… Take precaution this Thursday with some protective rituals designed by Sara Wookey and Becca Lofchie. Becca will be cooking evil eye […]
Sunday, January 8th 2012 1 – 3pm FREE With Odeya Nini So often we see objects of our desire displayed in store windows, like a new style we want to wear on our bodies, but what if we could hear words we want to be our voices? You are invited to send an anonymous letter […]
Saturday, January 7th 2012 1 – 5pm FREE Computer scientist Miller Puckette (MaxMSP, Pure Data) and operatic soprano Juliana Snapper abandon the cold, glamourous world of intermedia concert music to seek their musical roots. Reborn for the day as a folksy duo, they will spend the afternoon at Machine injuring songs by Tiny Tim, Screamin […]
Thursday, January 5th 2011 1 – 4pm FREE Bassoonist/Sound Artist Archie Carey has time traveled to the year 1720 to meet the baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach. Over a cup of tea Archie revealed the secrets of the world’s technology in the year 2012 to the composer, at the time he was in the middle […]
Sunday, December 25th 2011 7 – 10pm With Juliana Snapper and Andrew Infanti Returning from their exploration of post-humanity in the stage work “You who will emerge from the Flood” produced in the apocalypse-ready capitals of Europe, Juliana Snapper and Andrew Infanti have washed up, clinging to a grand piano, on the gleaming shores of […]
Sunday, December 18th 2011 8pm FREE Ambient Force 3000. Storefront. Eigenmodes.
Sunday, December 18th 2011 2 – 4pm FREE Designer, developer, and professor Liz Falletta performs: “How I Spent Two-and-a-half Years Drawing Three Lines,” a legal talk, workshop, and personal anecdote about drawing property lines in Los Angeles. This is the first event in Boundary Pageant, a series of talks and workshops exploring jurisdiction and geography. […]
MEMBERS ONLY! Saturday, December 17th 2011 8 – 10pm Our annual Fry-BQ holiday party has always been one of our most chaotic events. This year, due to our storefront having been transformed into a plaza, we’ve embraced the chaos by transforming Machine Project into a Drive-Thru. Machine Project members will be able to drive up […]
Friday, December 16th 2011 8pm FREE Weird music, maybe. Plus an investigation into things that go inside-out, maybe.
Thursday, December 15th 2011 2 – 5pm FREE Colin Dickey will be doing drop-in phrenology, the highly problematic and suspect science of reading personality traits via the bumps on your skull. Curious about what that bump on your forehead indicates about your character? Or just want to have your head felt by a stranger? Come […]
Sunday, December 11th 2011 8pm FREE An informal performance by FOL CHEN and a demo of the Tetrafol. Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain of Monome fame will also be making a special LA appearance.
Sunday, December 11th 2011 2pm Join us for a hike, a snack and a nap with music performed by Kelli Cain and Brian Crabtree, creators of the Monome. At 2pm. RSVP at email@example.com. LOCATION: People will be meeting in the parking lot at the following address: Wilacre Park 3431 Fryman Rd, Studio City, CA 91604 […]
Saturday, December 10th 2011 1-5pm with Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain Members: $45 Non-Members: $60 Fee includes materials. Register here: Members $45.00 USD Non-Members $60.00 USD ——————————————– Assemble a tiny playable synthesizer which will be used to explore generative group sound performances using various rule sets. Together we’ll flock, listen, circle, count, mimic, and scatter.
Friday, December 9th 2011 1 – 4pm with Ken Ehrlich and Juliana Snapper Join us on Friday, December 9th from 1 – 4pm for two simultaneous workshops. Participate in one, the other or both! Book Bloc Workshop Taught by Ken Ehrlich Tired of getting beaten by the cops while peacefully protesting? Riffing on a strategy […]
Thursday, December 8th 2011 8pm FREE Casey Anderson will be transforming the Storefront Plaza into an interactive sound piece. Various prompts will invite the audience to listen to a wide range of chaotic circuits (inside) through Machine’s recessed storefront window/plaza (outside) via contact microphones and portable amplifiers. The audience will be encouraged to interact with […]
Sunday, December 4th 2011 1-5pm FREE Composer and sound artist Paul Fraser curates an afternoon of performances by 8 artists who will remix and manipulate the ambient urban street noises of Alvarado Street and pipe them back into the Storefront Plaza. Performance schedule: 1:00 pm – Scott Cazan 1:30 pm – Heather Lockie 2:00 pm […]
Saturday, September 3rd 2011 3 – 7pm FREE Professor of Experimental Sound Practices Sara Roberts will be bringing her CalArts class to Machine Project for an afternoon of experimenting in the Storefront Plaza. The class will be carrying on a variety of activities, satisfying to join or watch, mostly sonic in nature. There will be […]
Thursday, December 1st 2011 Screenings at 8pm & 9pm FREE A film by Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King DVD, 60-minutes, color, stereo Beginning with a reflection on the early AIDS epidemic, Untitled eschews a linear narrative to introduce a fractious timeline, moving from the sublime to the tragic and back again. […]
Sunday, November 27th 2011 11am – 3pm FREE Krystal Krunch (aka Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) do a Siskel & Ebert on your latest drama as we tap into your energy and paint a picture of your most highest, most wonderful possible self. Don’t be scurrrrred, Tn’T are open, compassionate and laaaaiiiid back. (Translation: Come […]
Sunday, November 20th 2011 2pm Folk and electronic sound artist Emily Lacy will be performing in our new Storefront Plaza installation. Emily will experiment with resonant qualities of the Plaza installation/sidewalk chasm with an improvised performance considering sound as movement.
Saturday, November 19th 2011 9am-5pm (with one hour lunch break + afternoon tea) Taught by Mercedes Teixido Sorry, sold out A day long drawing workshop exploring contemporary approaches to drawing starting with observational drawing and gradually working towards experimentation and abstraction. We will start with skills of observation and then build upon those, inventing, distorting, […]
By Nate Page Opening Nov 19th and running through January of 2012 Storefront Plaza by Nate Page relocates the windows of Machine Project and reinstalls them twenty feet back into the main gallery space. To achieve this the exterior walls of the building stretch deep into Machine’s storefront along a constructed support structure which re-assigns […]
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 10 – 3pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with […]
Saturday, November 12th 2011 10am – 4pm with Kristin St.John Members: $95 (includes all materials) Non-members: $110 (includes all materials) Register here: Members $95.00 Non-Members $110.00 Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discount on all classes! This one day workshop will introduce basic concepts in hand bookbinding structure and design. The codex book […]
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 8 – 11pm Proceeds from this event will fund a year’s worth of free programming at our storefront in Echo Park. Space is limited so pick up your tickets today! We’d like to invite you to one of our most exciting and potentially disastrous events of the year. On Saturday, November […]
Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th 10am – 6pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Lee Sonko Members – $275 (all materials included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $300 (all materials included, with take-home final project) SOLD OUT! […]
Sunday, October 30th 2011 3pm Location: N 34 4′ 24″ W 116 23′ 12″ Click here for a map. Joshua will be reading poems, mostly short poems. He’ll be sitting on a rock, there’ll be lots of rocks around and sand and desert shrubs and probably not that many animals. Above you can see an […]
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 10 – 3pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with […]
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 10am – 3pm (with a break for lunch) With Corina Haywood Members: $65 Non-members: $75 Register here: Members $65.00 Non-Members $75.00 Using a combination of vintage millinery materials and found objects we will create mixed medium sculptural head pieces which can be used in your costume for Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos. […]
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 10am – 6pm We’ve curated a number of sound pieces as part of the Getty Center Family Festival happening Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 6pm. Performances include: A tuba duet with Doug Tornquist and Luke Storm performing miniature music for monumental instruments. Chris Kallmyer and Loren Marsteller will be performing […]
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 7 – 9pm Note: Lockpicking tools required for this workshop. Workshop costs: $50 (bring your own lockpicking tools) $80 (class + 10-piece custom lockpick set) Machine Project members receive a $15 discount on ticket or lockpick set Register at this link here: College of Lockpicking. You can pick your friends. You […]
Sunday, October 16th 2011 1 – 3pm FREE Dorkbot SoCal presents: Jim Jenkins on his kinetic sculptures. Carlyn Maw on Store Front Music: a hackerspace creates an interactive instrument. Sean Bonner on Safecast: empowering people with radiation monitoring
Thursday, October 13th 2011 8pm FREE In the spirit of protests going on all around the world, and in specific support of American protests calling for a critique of economics, Machine Project welcomes Emily Lacy and Daniel Brummel for an evening of Protest Songs, old and new.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011 11am – 2pm Taught by Gail Swanlund. Live drone performance by Brian Saia. $15 for Machine Project members $30 for non-members Class size limit is 15. Register here: Non-Members $30.00Members $15.00 Learn some drawing skills and techniques along with some live ambient/drone musical accompaniment. Please bring whatever materials you’d like to […]
Thursday, October 6th 2011 8pm FREE Heather Christle and Zachary Schomburg are on tour reading new poems and holding a mobile tag sale. Available objects may include small appliances, windbreakers, cassette tapes and costume jewelry. Each will be sold with a unique collaborative poem by the poets. No early birds. Heather Christle is the author […]
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 7 – 9pm Note: Lockpicking tools required for this workshop. Workshop costs: $50 (bring your own lockpicking tools) $80 (class + 10-piece custom lockpick set) Machine Project members receive a $15 discount on ticket or lockpick set Register at this link here: College of Lockpicking. You can pick your friends. You […]
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 10 – 3pm Location: at a new studio up the road from Machine Project, address provided upon registration. This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and […]