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Martin Papcún, 2009   03.10.11

Some of you may remember our SWAP artist from the Czech Republic, Martin Papcún. He did the project with the foreclosed house on W. 45th in Ohio City (http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/w-45th) in 2008.

You may not know that we hooked him up with the Cleveland Urban Design Collective (CUDC) to come back and do another house project in Cleveland the following summer. Since the house on W. 45th was Martin's first attempt at house dissection, it was good to see him try something new with the CUDC.

I found this video the other day on YouTube that documents some of the process of Martin's project on Siam Ave in 2009. He took an entire house and turned it inside out!



Keywords: cudc, martin papcún, ohio city, swap
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: General

Machine Project   02.10.11

Tomorrow evening we open two projects: Elizabeth Dunfee and Machine Project. Elizabeth is an Akron-based artist who has expanded her painting practice to include video and sound in a room-sized environment. What is great and exciting about the SPACELab program is to watch local artists step outside of their comfort zones and try something different. SPACES provides a safe place for that experimentation to happen. Check out Elizabeth's interview on Cool Cleveland about her project:
http://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/2011/02/manic-growth-spaces-elizabeth-dunfee-explores-how-were-harming-ourselves/

Our other "exhibition" opening tomorrow is Machine Project. They are a unique and quirky confederation of artists based in Los Angeles. They provide art experiences that delve into experimental music, massage, psychic mediumship, food and poetry. What I love about Machine Project is how they consider people's full experiences at museums and galleries and not just the experience of looking at a thing. You'll likely find musicians squirreled away in odd corners of the gallery space performing for one or two people. You'll find fun and energetic displays of demolition at Destruction Karaoke (http://www.spacesgallery.org/events/destruction-karaoke-machine-project-event). The video below will give you an idea of how they try to make every interaction with their audiences an artful one.



Keywords: elizabeth dunfee, experimental music, installation art, machine project, painting, r&d, spacelab, swap
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Exhibitions

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