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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Magic Window and the Public School

Hi friends,
In two weeks we’ll be presenting a video installation by Bay Area artist Desiree Holman. Desiree recreates the staging of classic family sitcoms like the Cosby Show and Roseanne, and uses these as sets for a masked cast of characters in her video “The Magic Window”. Her show at Machine opens on Saturday, October 11th at 8pm and runs for the entire month.


Other big news: Plans are afoot! Nov 15th we’re taking over LACMA for a day. A Mariachi band in the elevators? Yes. An interactive murder mystery with clues throughout the museum? Check. More projects than we can count, distributed across the whole campus? Indeed. You’ll be hearing more about this in the future, but right now we have one project for the show that starts this Saturday.

The Public School is now inviting proposals for a class or reading group that would meet inside of “Band”, a giant Richard Serra sculpture inside of the Broad Contemporary building at LACMA. On Saturday, October 4, we will have a class in the sculpture to discuss the proposals and decide what classes to schedule there over the following several weeks. This initial planning session, open to all, will take place at LACMA. When you arrive, just go to one of the ticket booths outside BCAM, and tell them you’re here for the “Serra Session” with Machine Project. If they look confused, mention “The Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA’s Richard Serra Reading Room.” If they look even more confused, tell them you’re there to check in with Liz Glynn (she’s coordinating the LACMA event with us and will be there to help direct people).


Also, do you have a Panasonic DVX-100 24p video camera? Or a digital SLR camera and experience with art and event documentation? Or do you think you’ll be in a generally helpful mood about a month from now? Well hey, look here!

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