Southern Machine Exposure Project
Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles) visited apartments, houses, backyards, and garages for 20 consecutive days/evenings of performances, psychic readings, workshops, ghost detecting, participatory foley effects, tableaux vivants, pet portraits, experimental music by dogs, low frequency sound performances (in closets), and general awesomeness throughout the month of June 2012.
Walker Art Center
Machine was invited to Minneapolis for the last two weeks of July 2011 as part of the Walker’s Open Field summer jubilee. We taught kids to break into cars, showed people how to make pickles, ate pickle ice cream, screened an opera by and for dogs, played music in the parking garage, hid in the closet, ran around and passed out on the lawn, and more.
Berkeley Art Museum // L@TE
Machine produced three events as part of Berkeley Art Museum’s L@TE program. People got covered in tranimal make up, tasted and listened to cheese, and participated in a wine-glass-drone-music-folk-choir-mash-up of epic proportions.
Machine produced a project at SPACES in Cleveland from February 11-April 1 of 2011. There were custom crafted “couchbleachers” as well as a series of Machine Project Artists-in-Residence which explored a wide range of things from psychic mediumship to percussive juicing.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Hammer Museum Residency
Machine Project was invited to produce a year of programming which proposed innovative ways of presenting work at the Hammer Museum. We investigated different ideas of audiences from intimate, focused performances for small groups to dispersed, ambient spatial pieces without formal audiences at all.
Contemporary Museum of Art St Louis
Machine Project was invited to be in residence for three weeks at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis. Projects included a three week residency by Emily Lacy, a silkscreen pattern wall paper designed by Paul Morgan, Kimchi and Sauerkraut workshops, and a special musical trip to the dentist.
More information about Machine Project at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis here.
Field Guide to LACMA
Machine Project was invited to take over the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a day to explore other ways of occupying the space and interacting with the art. We orchestrated over 60 performances and activities that responded to LACMA’s collection and institutional structure. These escapades are chronicled in Machine Project: A Field Guide to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, available for purchase or free download.
Pomona College Museum of Art