Machine Project

Pasadena Art Alliance

Machine Project is a loose group of artist/performer collaborators, who do projects together when invited by other people and institutions, usually museums.  Even though it is half their name, the word “Project”  is loosely defined. Most of the time, it means an institution has asked us them to do something to explore their space. Sometimes, they explore a topic on their own, like ping-pong. Sometimes, they turn their store-front into a forest.

This grant will support an art installation and performance set by Patrick Ballard entitled Return to Foreverhouse.  This exhibition will take place at the Machine Project store-front in Echo Park and will start with the construction and installation of a sculptural environment transforming the space into a fantastical landscape that will be used both as a kinetic sculpture and as a platform for sculptural and architectural investigations.  Next will be a 2-month programming series with many Los Angeles based artists creating new works within the installation.