Camp Cleveland

ArtSpa, Ezra Buchla, Corey Fogel, Liz Glynn, Asher Hartman, Krystal Krunch, Emily Lacy, Machine Project, Adam Overton, Nate Page, Laura Steenberge , Haruko Tanaka
February 11 - April 01, 2011

Los Angeles-based collective Machine Project is known for their thoughtful and off-kilter approaches to art experiences. Audiences are welcome over the course of the exhibition period to spend time on Nate Page's couchbleachers as the Machine Project artists explore journeys into psychic mediumship, daily folk and electronic music, human yarn instruments, occasional manifestations of food, vaudevillean Wagner games, broken-instrument-karaoke, workshops on massage, experimental meditation, and more.

Machine Project operates as a loose confederacy of artists producing shows at locations ranging from the Santa Monica beach to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition they recently developed a year long project exploring how visitors experience the Hammer Museum. Within the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Machine Project is a non-profit community space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food. Within the Echo Park storefront as well as in projects held elsewhere they produce events, workshops, and site-specific installations using hands-on engagement to make rarefied knowledge accessible.

Participating artists:

Sculptor Nate Page will be constructing stadium-like seating out of thrift store couches, forming couchbleachers.

Emily Lacy is a folksinger and a delay-pedal-chant innovator.

Ezra Buchla is a musician performing through voice, viola, and various electronics.

Corey Fogel is a drummer and performance artist who improvises with sound, materials, gestures, and time.

Liz Glynn is a sculptor consistently working with people, found or discarded materials, and historical narratives.

Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka are Krystal Krunch, two artists who see and respond to energy in the body, the psyche, personal objects, and architectural spaces.

Adam Overton is a living artist, composer and performer of experimental action and music, and massage therapist based in Los Angeles.

Laura Steenberge is a Musician, Linguist and science charlatan of sorts.

This residency is a joint collaboration between SPACES' R&D program and the SPACES World Artist Program (SWAP) to allow for a richer interaction between audiences and Machine Project.

Video and Streaming Media

Camp Cleveland #7: Kitten Breath Meditation with Guru Rugu

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke with Liz Glynn

Camp Cleveland #6: "Untitled" by Ezra Buchla

Camp Cleveland #5: Cookie Music

Camp Cleveland #4: Human Yarn Instrument

Camp Cleveland #3: Interview with Corey Fogel

Camp Cleveland #2: Flat Band

Camp Cleveland #1: couchbleachers


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