1. 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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    • Spirits – Chris Kallmyer

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      April 2013 Video of televangelist preachers, a resonant stringed instrument tethered to voice, and amplification. Created for Machine Project at a home in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA

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      • Jeepneys' Bowling With Aliens by Anna Petrisko

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        Jeepneys' Bowling With Aliens Jeepneys and alien friends host a celestial bowling party, followed by a parking lot performance of interstellar sounds and movements in The Popwagon, a mobile venue transformed into a vibrant tropical spaceship just for the occasion. Camera: Youssef Biaz, Ian Byers-Gamber Editor: Ian Byers-Gamber The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., an initiative of The Getty.

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        • Machine Project - Q&As

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          Mark Allen, founding director of Los Angeles' remarkable Machine Project, gives an informal presentation and talk about their recent projects and programmes, with a focus on the interdisciplinary practice at the core of Machine Project's philosophy. 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, based in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outside of the storefront, Machine operates as a collaborative group of artists producing shows both locally and internationally at museums, beaches, and parking lots. "Machine Project facilitates conversations between poets, technicians, artists, scientists, and obscure hobbyists and supports work that arises out of unusual combinations of interests. Past activities have included urban plant foraging and needlepoint therapy based on classic oil paintings. Machine Project prioritizes accessibility, explicitly courting amateur practitioners and curious locals. Workshops are regularly offered in sewing electronics, soldering, Arduino and Processing for artists." wikipedia Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles and the founder and executive director of Machine Project. Under his direction Machine has produced over 1000 events, workshops and installations. Prior to opening Machine, he was involved with several alternative arts groups as a curator, board member and director, including the Los Angeles new media collective c-level. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California San Diego, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York, and served for three years as a member of the Artist Advisory Board of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Mark received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, following a residency with the Core Fellowship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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          • Machine Project's Mark Allen talks about Plant Vacation - June 2013

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            Mark Allen, founding director of Los Angeles' remarkable Machine Project, gives an informal presentation and talk about their recent projects and programmes, with a focus on the interdisciplinary practice at the core of Machine Project's philosophy. 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, based in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outside of the storefront, Machine operates as a collaborative group of artists producing shows both locally and internationally at museums, beaches, and parking lots. "Machine Project facilitates conversations between poets, technicians, artists, scientists, and obscure hobbyists and supports work that arises out of unusual combinations of interests. Past activities have included urban plant foraging and needlepoint therapy based on classic oil paintings. Machine Project prioritizes accessibility, explicitly courting amateur practitioners and curious locals. Workshops are regularly offered in sewing electronics, soldering, Arduino and Processing for artists." wikipedia Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles and the founder and executive director of Machine Project. Under his direction Machine has produced over 1000 events, workshops and installations. Prior to opening Machine, he was involved with several alternative arts groups as a curator, board member and director, including the Los Angeles new media collective c-level. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California San Diego, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York, and served for three years as a member of the Artist Advisory Board of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Mark received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, following a residency with the Core Fellowship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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            • Mark Allen talks about Echo Park, Los Angeles Machine Project - June 2013

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              Mark Allen, founding director of Los Angeles' remarkable Machine Project, gives an informal presentation and talk about their recent projects and programmes, with a focus on the interdisciplinary practice at the core of Machine Project's philosophy. 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, based in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outside of the storefront, Machine operates as a collaborative group of artists producing shows both locally and internationally at museums, beaches, and parking lots. "Machine Project facilitates conversations between poets, technicians, artists, scientists, and obscure hobbyists and supports work that arises out of unusual combinations of interests. Past activities have included urban plant foraging and needlepoint therapy based on classic oil paintings. Machine Project prioritizes accessibility, explicitly courting amateur practitioners and curious locals. Workshops are regularly offered in sewing electronics, soldering, Arduino and Processing for artists." wikipedia Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles and the founder and executive director of Machine Project. Under his direction Machine has produced over 1000 events, workshops and installations. Prior to opening Machine, he was involved with several alternative arts groups as a curator, board member and director, including the Los Angeles new media collective c-level. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California San Diego, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York, and served for three years as a member of the Artist Advisory Board of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Mark received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, following a residency with the Core Fellowship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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              • electric bodies (workshop documentation)

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                Electric Bodies as Part of Machine Project’s participation in the Intimate Science exhibit at Art Center College of Design Explore the electrical characteristics of the human body while learning about basic principles of electronics. Organized around a series of collaborative activities and brief lectures, participants will learn to construct simple tools that allow them to productively interface with the human form in order to observe, unearth and discover the current flowing through our bodies. No prior knowledge of electronics is required. Instructor: Casey Anderson. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.

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                • Network Reflex (Live at Alabama Song)

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                  A live performance in Houston, Texas at Alabama Song.

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                  • The Sky Above by Kamau Patton

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                    The Sky Above As part of The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture, Kamau Patton engages with a series of buildings in L.A. via a chartered helicopter, while performing a sound work composed for the flight. Accompanied by a cameraman and sound engineer, the entire flight is streamed live to Machine Project’s storefront space and the web. Camera: Ian Byers-Gamber, Jimmy Fusil Editor: Ian Byers-Gamber The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., an initiative of The Getty.

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                    • Colin Woodford - House Concert Series

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                      "A film about a concert in, on, and with a house, from March 2012." - Colin Woodford

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