Machine Project @ LACMA – November 15, 08

Kitundu & Prema Soul Performances @ LACMA

November 15, 2008
Noon til 10pm

On November 15th, 2008 Machine Project is seizing control of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Machine Project will be orchestrating ten hours of performances, workshops, and events which experiment with LACMA’s encyclopedic collections and expansive grounds. Featuring over 60 projects dispersed across the seven-building, twenty-acre campus, visitors are encouraged to explore the museum in new and unexpected ways.

For a more detailed list of projects, click here.

Projects sited throughout the museum include a robotic Netsuke head, a glow-in-the-dark unicorn, a man in a suit made of pepper cans, an audio tour of ambient gallery sounds, and a painting reproduced in flowers. A bank of elevators will be inhabited by trios of musicians including a gamelan orchestra, mariachi band, and fife and drum core. Visitors can try to solve the interactive murder mystery with clues scattered across the museum grounds. The BP Grand Court will become a temporary Mission Control Center with electronics workshops, a video feedback installation of the day’s events, and an evening screening with performances and readings. There will also be craft workshops, mobile musical aliens, gallery massages, a handout of invisible performances, replicas made from LACMA’s trash, a lost nose, and much, much, more.


Artists participating in the project include: Jacinto Astiazarán / Fritz Haeg / Flora Wiegmann, Matthew Au, Joshua Beckman, Jason Brown, the Center for Tactical Magic, Cheryl Cambras, Ken Ehrlich, Fallen Fruit, Jim Fetterly, Liz Glynn,, Hooliganship, Jessica Hutchins and Dawn Kaspar, Stephanie Hutin and Florencio Zavala, Ing, the Institute for Figuring, Walter Kitundu, Emily Lacy, Karen Lofgren, Lucky Dragons, Anthony McCann, Nate Page, Annie O’Malley, Michael O’Malley, Adam Overton, Monome, Takeshi Murata, Kamau Patton, The Public School, Daniel Richert and Mathew Timmons, Casey Rentz, Douglas Irving Repetto, Phil Ross, Kelly Sears, Robin Sukhadia, Laura Steenberge, Ryan Taber, Jason Torchinsky, and Holly Vesecky and exciting special guests.

This project is co-funded by LACMA’s public programs and the Ralph M Parsons endowment.

One day only!! Tickets to the event are available for standard LACMA admission prices. Admission to the museum and show are FREE for all Machine Project members.