Still going strong after more than a decade, the Los Angeles-based Machine Project is profiled in this encyclopedic book that explores unconventional ways of seeing and thinking about the world.
New essays and images capture the quirky essence of Machine Project, where vacations for plants, concerts for dentists, and operas for dogs are a few of the typical offerings produced at the informal, non-profit, educational institution in Los Angeles. Designed in collaboration with Kimberly Varella, this book reflects on Machine Project’s ongoing artistic practice, featuring an extensive selection of photographs of past projects and documentation of new performance projects at the Tang Museum by Haruko Tanaka, Krystal Krunch, Hana van der Kolk, Carmina Escobar, Kamau Patton, Dawn Kasper, Joshua Beckman, Asher Hartman, and Chris Kallmyer, among others.
MARK ALLEN is an artist, educator, curator, and founder of Machine Project. IAN BERRY is Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. CHARLOTTE COTTON is Curator in Residence at the International Center for Photography in New York City. RACHEL SELIGMAN is Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.