Artbound Machine Project Special Airs Thursday, March 6 at 9PM | KCET
Artbound Machine Project Special Airs Thursday, March 6 at 9PM
Echo Park institute Machine Project recently invited and filmed more than 20 artists to create performances that respond to notable architectural sites throughout Los Angeles, collectively creating The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture. The project was part of the larger Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., which celebrated Southern California's modern architectural heritage. Pieces include:
"Welcome" by the Sunland Dancers and Tara Jane ONeil
"The Sky Above" by Kamau Patton
"Everyone Will Be Here Now But Me" by Jacqueline Gordon
"Glass Bang" by Asher Hartman
"Wash" by Ing
"Hafosafo Chorus & Happy Foot Sad Foot Sign Online" by Jessica Cowley and Bennett Williamson.
The Artbound special episode "The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture" will air on Thursday, March 6 at 9 PM PST on KCET-TV.
Check out the Machine Project videos below:
Choreographer Jmy James Kidd's group, The Sunland Dancers, performed "Welcome," on Montecito Heights' Flat Top Hill at sunset in June 2013.
In conjunction with artist Kamau Patton's helicopter performance art, Machine Project compiles a history of the tallest buildings throughout the history of Los Angeles.
An immersive sound installation where the public explores endless hallways, windowless offices, and stairwells of a mixed-use building.
Asher Hartman's "Glass Bang" is an a experimental musical performance staged in L.A. at an R. M. Schindler-built modernist home on Mulholland Drive in Laurel Canyon.
In "Wash," an audience was encouraged to swim and explore an underwater viewing room over the course of a slowly shifting three-hour pool performance.
Machine Project leads a singalong underneath the spinning "Happy Foot/Sad Foot" sign on Sunset Blvd.
Top Image: The Sunland Dancers at Flat Top Hill.
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond conversed with director Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (City of Gold), and writer Anthony McCarten.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
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"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
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