The Machine Project Field Guide to the Former Robert Rauschenberg Painting Storage Facility on 19th Street in Chelsea

September 2013 – September 2014
Rauschenberg Project Space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, NY

In the yearlong series, The Machine Project Field Guide to the Former Robert Rauschenberg Painting Storage Facility on 19th Street in Chelsea, we will develop performances, lectures, workshops and other participatory interventions – to be tested and work-shopped at both Machine Project and Robert Rauschenberg Project Space in preparation for our month-long show in September 2014. These occasional pop-up performances and interventions will map the potential and possibilities of these relationships and spaces, with a more in-depth presentation of the findings in September.

ABOUT THE RAUSCHENBERG PROJECT SPACE:
The Rauschenberg Project Space is owned and used by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to showcase unique aspects of Robert Rauschenberg’s legacy; to showcase the work of RRF grantees; or to create a linkage to its Captiva based Rauschenberg Residency. The foundation was established by Robert Rauschenberg to show how “art can change the world.” In this spirit, in addition to fostering the legacy of Rauschenberg’s art, the foundation takes as its mission to support wide-ranging philanthropic initiatives and artistic endeavors that are made in the fearless and innovative spirit with which Rauschenberg approached his own life and work.

 

Current Projects


  • Emily Mast – B!RDBRA!N

    September 5,6,7, 2013 at 8pm each night

    FREE

    In B!RDBRA!N, seven performers, ranging in age from 8 to 68 years, perform in a series of vignettes that expose the problematic nature of communication and the ways in which words serve as objects onto which meanings are projected. Working at the intersection of visual art and theater, Emily Mast casts a stuntman, a stutterer, a sign-language interpreter, a comedian, a child, an auctioneer, and a theater director who describe, transcribe, interpret and gesture within a landscape of vivid colorful forms that are reminiscent of Guy de Cointet’s sets, elementary school classrooms and minimalist art.

    Click here for more information about this project.


  • PopSoda (Jimmy Fusil and Mike Wait) – Feel the Churn!

    September 26 – 28th

    Feel the Churn! is the only fitness system that allows you to make fat as you burn fat! Over 4 days, Feel the Churn! will conduct another installment of their signature aerobics class and butter-making workshop. Jimmy Fusil will lead every session, teaching you how to shake your body and jars of fresh cream until you magically create delicious butter. Mike Wait will cut and mix a constant flow of fitness tunes and jock jams (including “Eat Your Fat”, PopSoda’s churning anthem).

    Click here for more information about this project.