Visible from our front window, the MPPSfP is a smallish room constructed inside our already-smallish storefront space. We are inviting artists to do short residencies in the space that will be 2 hours to 2 weeks in length, and may include psychedelic ping pong, performance, song, and our first ever group show.
The current series of events blurs the line between performance and exhibition, using the Machine Project Project Space for Projects as a container for both actions and the effects of those actions.
In April and May 2013, we turned our storefront into the Institute for Experimental Table Tennis Research. The institute explored the relationship of “Ping” and “Pong”, experimented with sound-sensored paddles, and composed both pre-recorded and improvised sounds while playing the game we all love. Events included PING vs. PONG, A chance meeting in a storefront of a ping pong table and a sound installation, Interactive Ping Pong Music, Improvised Sound Ping Pong Tournament, and 11 Points – A collaboration with Federico Llach.
More information about the institute here.