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KPCC Take Two
August 18, 2017
KPCC Take Two
August 18, 2017
LA artists take a symbolic surf across US-Mexico border

Los Angeles-based artist Diego Palacios is standing near the wall – really a steel fence dividing the shore into north and south portions. It extends a couple hundred feet into the water, cutting through the surf break. On this Saturday at Border Field State Park, in the southwest corner of the continental United States, about 10 people are paddling surf boards past the barrier.

LA Weekly
August 15, 2017
LA Weekly
August 15, 2017
Surfers on the US/Mexico Border are Making a Subtle Statement About the Absurdity of Borders

Where the U.S. Meets Mexico, a Surfer-Artist Is Making a Statement About the Absurdity of Borders. In Border Field State Park, on the beach where San Diego and Tijuana meet, a fence made of poles placed a few inches apart, stretches from the sand into the water, extending just past the surf break. While it's still illegal to cross from one “side” to another, there’s no tangible difference between the waves and, once you’re beyond the wall, no barrier.

LA Weekly
August 15, 2017
LA Weekly
August 15, 2017
Echo Park Lake Becomes Home To Fiesta Perpetua

From Sunrise to Sunset on Saturday, a Giant Performance Party Is Taking Over Echo Park Lake. Hungover hipsters drag their feet into brunch spots or keel over onto patches of grass to rest their heads. A paletero sounds the tinny chime of his bell and kids flocks to him. At the nearby lake, yellow paddle boats float on the water, their attendant ripples reaching to the lotus flowers. This is your typical Saturday morning in Echo Park, but that routine will be pleasantly disrupted by a series of “13 interventions,” as experimental vocalist, artist and performer Carmina Escobar calls them.

Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2017
Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2017
Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free ‘extravaganza’

A chronological archive of exhibitions, as well as a smattering of essays, photographs and artists’ projects, can be found in “Machine Project: The Platinum Collection,” a printed retrospective that launches with a free “extravaganza” at the Vista Theater on March 30.

LA Weekly
March 3, 2017
LA Weekly
March 3, 2017

Over the weekend — for one weekend only — Machine Project came to the Annenberg Community Beach House with "Snorkel Dreams," the collective's first ever underwater art show, featuring work by Andrew Cannon, Jessica Cowley, Bob Dornberger, Emily Joyce, Alice Könitz, Candice Lin, Becca Lofchie, Johnston Marklee, Jennifer Moon & Laub, Paul Pescador, Jennifer Rochlin, Suné Woods, Kim Ye, Patricia Yossen, Mallen&Gray, and Machine Project with Grace Eunchong.

The Art Newspaper
October 20, 2016
The Art Newspaper
October 20, 2016
Californian Collective Dives Into the Deep End with Underwater Art Show

“Watch out for the boat” is not a line you usually hear at art exhibitions, but Snorkel Dreams was no ordinary show. Last weekend, Machine Project, the rogue and often roving collective led by artist Mark Allen, filled a public swimming pool in Santa Monica, California with 16 more-or-less waterproof works of art, including paintings, prints and sculpture.

Colgate University News
February 17, 2016
Colgate University News
February 17, 2016
What is Art?

The only sounds in the first act were leaves swishing, geese honking overhead, and cars driving by on Broad Street. Then, leaf blowers provided a drone effect. Lastly, rakes that were rigged with microphones produced a melodic soundtrack synthesized by the event’s orchestrator: artist Chris Kallmyer.

Kallmyer was one of 11 artists in residence during the two-month-long Perfect Strangers: Machine Project and the Hamiltonians. Together with the Colgate and Hamilton communities, these artists conducted experiments that facilitated discussions and posed philosophical questions, including: What is art?

LA Times
February 12, 2016
LA Times
February 12, 2016
A Visit to the Floating Library in Echo Park Lake

Designed by Minnesota artist Sarah Peters and set loose in the Great Lakes region during the recent summers, the Floating Library is making its first visit to the West Coast. It's a raft filled with art books and zines, presented by the Machine Project gallery as part of the L.A. Art Book Fair.

KCET Artbound
December 10, 2015
KCET Artbound
December 10, 2015
The Interactive World of “RETURN TO FOREVERHOUSE”

Foreverhouse was a children's TV show from some indeterminate period of the past, but it was more than that -- it was home to a vivacious cast of strange entities and garrulous characters. At some point, the human audience went away, and Foreverhouse shriveled up, the characters locked in stasis.

Grid Saratoga
September 25, 2015
Grid Saratoga
September 25, 2015
Welcome to the Machine Project

Thursday afternoon, Tang and Dayton Director Ian Berry, and Assistant Director for Engagement Michael Janairo led a press tour through the museum, and introduced Mark Allen, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles based Machine Project.

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