1. The Great Calculation


    from Maria Mortati / Added

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    Early calculators were unwieldy, noisy, smelly machines that required constant maintenance. Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker www.mortati.com/glusker collects them and Maria Mortati explored them during residencies at Machine Project and Southern Exposure Gallery. TGC was of a series of lectures, interactive performances, workshops, and an exhibition focused on the machines and their pre-solid state nature. Work created by participants was on display along with the calculators. Workshops consisted of drawing and dissection of machines and custom coloring books enhanced by music by local artists Aero Mic’d. After the talks were machine-inspired performances by Deadalus, and Matt Dryhurst. Listen to Deadelus' piece here: soundcloud.com/machineproject/acalculatingmachine

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    • Psychic Reading of the Gamble House


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      In this film by David Fenster, Asher Hartman psychically reads the Gamble House. Part of The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House http://machineproject.com/gamblehouse/

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      • A.I.R. - Experiments in Sound Performance


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        The Hammer Museum's Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways. This year's Public Engagement Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) is Machine Project. This video highlights Machine Project's experiments in sound performance at the Hammer Museum. (Run time: 3 min., 30 sec.)

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        • Dream-In: Dream Interviews


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          5/2/10 --- The morning after the overnight event at the Hammer museum, campers were woken up between 6:00-7:30am and asked to describe their dreams. (Run time: 18 min., 30 sec.)

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          • Workshop: Alternative to What? Starting Your Own Art Space Part 2


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            1/30/10 --- Under the guidance of Mark Allen, founder and director of Machine Project; Julie Deamer, founding director of Outpost for Contemporary Art; Lauri Firstenberg, founder and director/curator of LAXART; Daniel Joseph Martinez, artist and founding director of Deep River, an artists? gallery experiment that lasted from 1997-2002; and Yoshua Ok?n, artist and founder of SOMA, a new alternative arts graduate school; artists, graduate students, and post-graduate cultural practitioners debate the meaning and viability of the so-called "alternative" art space in a contemporary context, and will be invited to workshop their own ideas for art spaces. In part 2 the group asks questions of the panelists and holds a group discussion. (Run Time: 1 hour, 8 min.)

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            • A.I.R. - Micro Concerts


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              Upon arrival through the Wilshire Lobby, visitors are invited to sit for a short (one- to two-minute) concert by live musicians in the Museum's lobby coatroom. Featuring Brian Walsh and Alex Noice performing their own compositions. Micro-concerts series curated by Chris Kallmyer. (Run Time: 2 min., 20 sec.)

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              • A.I.R. - Fanfare/No Fanfare


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                Improvisational performance by trio SCRIBBLE in the Hammer lobby. Organized by Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) Machine Project. (Run Time: 2 min.)

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                • The Green Room, by Justin Streichman


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                  Machine Project Mystery Theater November 24, 2013 The Green Room by Justin Streichman with Chip Godwin, Gustine Fudickar, and Davie-Blue In a crack between space and time exists a shadowed world in need of constant energetic maintenance. Its inhabitants and caretakers, the Smudges, take on their newest transformation. But first, a little R and R. The Green Room is an excerpt of a larger work in progress, The Red Curtain Series. Additional excerpts of the series have been shown at Redcat and HomeLA (Palisades). The creation of this work was supported through Hothouse 2013, a UCLA/Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance space residency program.

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                  • Denver Night: A Concert with Music and Animals


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                    The Biennial of the Americas July 19, 2013 Denver, Colorado Denver Night, A Concert with Music and Animals is a unique evening of music and art in Denver’s Civic Center Park, including eclectic concert of folk, classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music in additional video art, sculpture, and dance. The live program kicks off with artist Nick Cave’s dance spectacle performed in horse costumes and includes an all-dog opera accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The event begins at 7pm with the opening of an interactive art by Colorado artists. Denver Night: A Concert with Music and Animals was created by Adam Lerner and Chris Kallmyer. A special thank you to the Biennial of the Americas for hosting such an event and all of our artists, musicians, and thinkers for contributing such fantastic work and energy to our night celebrating Denver. Documentation Team: Kim Shivley, Chris Bagley, and Vernon Hedrick Projects. Nick Cave, Heard – DAM Colorful Life-sized Horses set to movement by Nick Cave Music by Roger Green and Shawn King On the evening of July 19 2013 in Civic Center Park (8:00pm) there will be a performance of Nick Cave’s HEARD-DAM scored and accompanied by Denver musicians. Cave’s work involves sixty dancers costumed as thirty horses that parade, graze, and evolve over the course of the piece. Roger Green and Shawn King have collaborated on the musical accompaniment for Cave and gathered an eclectic group of Denver musicians to help including Janet Feder, Stephen Brackett (Flobots), and Glenn Taylor. The music aims to deterritorialize and reorient the western landscape according to broader notions of world citizenship. You Are My Sunshine – A Reclamation A five part reclamation of the classic American song. Video Art of Finches by David Zimmer Conceived by Scott Kinnamon Performances by. . . . Barbershop Quartet Tom Chester Murray- Electric Guitar Janet Feder Dave Willey and Farrell Lowe DJ Cavem Liliana Porter, Fox in the Mirror / El Zorro en el Espejo A video work by noted visual artist Liliana Porter (NewYork/Argentina) with live musical accompaniment by Soprano Sydney Fisher and the Colorado Symphony. This will be the first live performance with Liliana Porter’s video work. Realized and Directed by Liliana Porter Co-Director: Ana Tiscornia Music by Sylvia Meyer Soprano, Sydney Fisher Colorado Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Christopher Rountree Tragedy on the Sea Nymph Tragedy on The Sea Nymph is a 10 minute silent film starring dogs who perform the romance and tragedy of clandestine lovers shipwrecked at sea. The film will be accompanied by five opera singers and the Colorado Symphony lead by conductor Christopher Rountree. The Tragedy on the Sea Nymph was created by Elizabeth Cline and Lewis Pesacov, produced by Machine Project in Los Angeles. Director: Elizabeth Cline Composer: Lewis Pesacov Colorado Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Christopher Rountree Produced by Machine Project, Los Angeles CA Members of The Fray A Special Acoustic Performance Jen Lewin, Arc Lamps, 2013 The stage at Denver Night has been adorned with a cluster of giant glass LED sculptures created from re-used Metal Halide Glass and hand embedded LED lights. Installation Projects Barns, 2013 Indie Architecture and Paul Preissner Architects At its most bucolic, the traditional barn is a single volume, milk paint red, sunlit, and surrounded by green crops. For this nighttime event, the barn is made of two volumes with brightly lit red interiors. Crops line tables that connect the two barns — edible plants presented by artist Viviane LeCourtois. Grazing, 2013 Viviane LeCourtois A social experience of fresh greens for human grazing. Like cows gather around food, graze or pick the nicest grasses, you are welcome sit on a handmade rug, socialize and munch on live greens emerging from wooden tables. The Pool, 2012 Jen Lewin The Pool is composed of 106 interactive circular pads, which communicate wirelessly in an organic network, adding and subtracting light as people interact with them. Code Name: PRONGHORN, 2013 Kim Shively & Chris Bagley The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is native to the western United States. Though not an antelope, it is often mistaken as one. Kim Shivley and Chris Bagley has acquired a taxadermied pronghorn dressed as a security guard that they have trained to watch a bank of televisions monitoring documentation of the changing west. The pronghorn is is the only surviving member of its taxonomic family; about five sister species existed when humans entered North America and all but the A. americana are now extinct.

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                    • Machine Project Presents!: A Talk by Mark Allen


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                      Vacations for plants, concerts for dentists, and car theft workshops for children are a few of the recent performances produced by Machine Project, a non-profit cultural space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an informal Echo Park storefront in Los Angeles. Machine also operates as an artist collaborative producing shows both locally and internationally at museums, beaches, and parking lots. Founder and Executive Director Mark Allen talks about their singular approach to projects. September 28, 2013. Parrish Art Museum. Edited by Michael Pinto.

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