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December 23, 2008 | Elina Shatkin
With just about every arts organization (see MOCA, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, et al.) desperately seeking funds, it's not shocking to hear that local arts organization Machine Project is facing a budget crunch. Still, it was a surprise to fans of the whimsical Echo Park collective, which in mid-November "took over" LACMA for a day, when founder and director Mark Allen posted a letter on the group's home page asking for donations. The plea for funds isn't as urgent as the letter might make it seem.
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November 18, 2010
Eternal Telethon: Infinity + 24 Where: Machine Project, 1200 D N. Alvarado St., L.A. When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 21, 12 p.m. Price: donation Information: (213) 483-8761; http://www.eternaltelethon.com
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May 13, 2010 | By Samantha Page
The sizzle of bacon. The crunch of an apple. The mellifluous sound of ... cheese? Unlike other foods, cheese is generally not thought of as noisy, but on Sunday an Echo Park art group will be taking Angelenos through the process of making cheese, from cows to curds, using the sounds of cheese as a guide. By recording natural sounds from each stage of the process and combining the sounds with music, L.A. art collective Machine Project has created an unusual backdrop for a cheese-tasting and lecture by a Northern California cheese-maker.
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November 18, 2010 | By Louis Lucero II, Los Angeles Times
The words "eternal telethon" evoke a kind of fever dream, a never-ending parade of well-meaning celebrities and philanthropic lions such as Jerry Lewis endlessly pitching and pitching. John Burtle is aware of the associations. But the 24-year-old L.A. artist also believes that the art world hasn't yet realized the full potential of the much-maligned telethon format. Like, for instance, building a retirement home for artists near the Salton Sea. For 24 hours beginning Saturday at noon, Burtle is cohosting and coordinating the latest installment of a categorically open-ended charity drive called the Eternal Telethon, broadcast over the Internet in a live stream on the project's website, http://www.
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May 13, 2010
Ferment [cheese] Where: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles When: 3 p.m. Sunday Price: $5 Info: (213) 483-8761; http://www.machineproject.com
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January 14, 2010
FungiFest Where: Machine Project, 1200-D N. Alvarado St., Echo Park When: Opens Saturday 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (213) 483-8761; www.machineproject.com
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November 18, 2010
Eternal Telethon: Infinity + 24 Where: Machine Project, 1200 D N. Alvarado St., L.A. When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 21, 12 p.m. Price: donation Information: (213) 483-8761; http://www.eternaltelethon.com
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March 12, 2010
ART Robin Rhode Exhibition The South African artist's first L.A. exhibition features drawings, photographs, objects, video animation and film. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Through June 6. Adults $12, seniors and students $8, children younger than 12 free. (323) 857-6000. www.lacma.org. EVENTS "Eat Bug Eat" Channel your inner Andrew Zimmern at this Machine Project event, where all sorts of creepy-crawlies will be available. Machine Project, 1200 D N. Alvarado St., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (213)
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September 13, 2010
EVENTS Knot-Tying Workshop Tim Phillips will unravel the mysteries of hitches, lashes, loops and coils. This workshop is held in conjunction with Machine Project's exhibition of the "Sea Nymph," a striking installation replicating a ship sinking in the middle of the gallery. Advance registration is recommended. Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado, L.A. 7 p.m. $35. (213) 483-8761. http://www.machineproject.com. MOVIES Mother of Invention L.A. Talk Radio's Film Courage Interactive Film series presents a feature mockumentary about Vincent Dooly, a cluelessly aspiring inventor who perseveres despite the fact he's never made anything that's worked.
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February 2, 2006 | Cindy Chang, Special to The Times
THE solitary tinkerer who spends hours in the garage soldering bits of metal and wire is a stock character in the stable of American eccentrics, along with the cat lady and the cranky frontiersman who lives off the land. The notion of those garage hermits coming together for a summit, where they share the results of their labors in a kind of show-and-tell, may seem a bit odd.
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November 16, 2010
BOOKS Stacy Schiff There are a lot of theories swirling about Cleopatra, which we like to think of as something like ancient Egypt's Angelina Jolie. Favorite topics of speculation include her makeup habits, her famous political strategizing and of course, how many lovers she had. Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, queries classical sources in order to wring a fresh and exciting take on a woman who still rivets the imagination. For this Aloud event, Schiff will be in discussion with screenwriter Robin Swicord.
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September 23, 2010 | By Alie Ward, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When a Hollywood project flops, it doesn't usually get a sequel. But Santa Monica is not Hollywood. Case in point: Glow. The biennial art festival launched with a one-night event in July 2008, which ended in disarray. The idea of Glow was to bathe the Santa Monica Pier and the surrounding beach with light from 20 radiant installations, a sort of California version of Nuit Blanche, the annual nocturnal art party staged in cities around the world. But Glow's promises of all-night music sets and luminous art drew 10 times the expected crowd, with nearly a quarter-million people flooding Santa Monica Beach.
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September 13, 2010
EVENTS Knot-Tying Workshop Tim Phillips will unravel the mysteries of hitches, lashes, loops and coils. This workshop is held in conjunction with Machine Project's exhibition of the "Sea Nymph," a striking installation replicating a ship sinking in the middle of the gallery. Advance registration is recommended. Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado, L.A. 7 p.m. $35. (213) 483-8761. http://www.machineproject.com. MOVIES Mother of Invention L.A. Talk Radio's Film Courage Interactive Film series presents a feature mockumentary about Vincent Dooly, a cluelessly aspiring inventor who perseveres despite the fact he's never made anything that's worked.
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May 13, 2010 | By Samantha Page
The sizzle of bacon. The crunch of an apple. The mellifluous sound of ... cheese? Unlike other foods, cheese is generally not thought of as noisy, but on Sunday an Echo Park art group will be taking Angelenos through the process of making cheese, from cows to curds, using the sounds of cheese as a guide. By recording natural sounds from each stage of the process and combining the sounds with music, L.A. art collective Machine Project has created an unusual backdrop for a cheese-tasting and lecture by a Northern California cheese-maker.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2010
Ferment [cheese] Where: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles When: 3 p.m. Sunday Price: $5 Info: (213) 483-8761; http://www.machineproject.com
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2010
ART Robin Rhode Exhibition The South African artist's first L.A. exhibition features drawings, photographs, objects, video animation and film. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Through June 6. Adults $12, seniors and students $8, children younger than 12 free. (323) 857-6000. www.lacma.org. EVENTS "Eat Bug Eat" Channel your inner Andrew Zimmern at this Machine Project event, where all sorts of creepy-crawlies will be available. Machine Project, 1200 D N. Alvarado St., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (213)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010
BOOKS Stacy Schiff There are a lot of theories swirling about Cleopatra, which we like to think of as something like ancient Egypt's Angelina Jolie. Favorite topics of speculation include her makeup habits, her famous political strategizing and of course, how many lovers she had. Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, queries classical sources in order to wring a fresh and exciting take on a woman who still rivets the imagination. For this Aloud event, Schiff will be in discussion with screenwriter Robin Swicord.
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November 17, 2008 | Paul Young, Young is a freelance writer.
A girl, tarred and feathered, and strangled by a bullwhip, was found in the corner of a quiet garden. Nearby, at the top of a two-story glass-brick facade, was a speed-metal guitarist pounding out Ted Nugent-like jams before a gothic archway -- complete with smoke machine and colored lights. Not far from that was a man covered from head to toe in a costume made entirely out of vintage black pepper canisters, which creaked and squealed as he moved.
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January 14, 2010
FungiFest Where: Machine Project, 1200-D N. Alvarado St., Echo Park When: Opens Saturday 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (213) 483-8761; www.machineproject.com
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January 14, 2010 | By Alie Ward
It's not easy to bring up slippery plasmodia and foul-smelling toadstools in art world cocktail party conversation. Such is the dilemma of a fungi enthusiast. But this weekend, Machine Project launches a two-week mycological affair that brazenly celebrates mushrooms, molds and other members of the oft-maligned fungus kingdom. "The stranger it was, the more excited he got about the project," says mushroom hunter and FungiFest co-curator David Fenster, about pitching the exhibit to Machine Project director Mark Allen.
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