USC Roski Talks: Mark Allen

Mark Allen, Executive Director, Machine Project

Lecture: Machine Project Presents!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6pm-8pm
Free and open to all
No tickets required
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Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S Flower Street at 30th
Los Angeles 90007

Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. He is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in a storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a informal collective of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under his direction, Machine has produced shows with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, the Walker Museum in Minneapolis and the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. He has produced over 1000 events in Los Angeles at the Machine Project storefront space.

About the lecture: Operas for dogs, vacations for plants, and concerts for dentists are a few of the recent performances produced by Machine Project, an experimental art space and curatorial venture in Los Angeles. Machine Project's founder Mark Allen will discuss this mysterious organization's history, fantastical events, and myriad collaborators.