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February 11 - April 1, 2011

Camp Cleveland

ArtSpa (Los Angeles, CA), Ezra Buchla (Los Angeles, CA), Corey Fogel (Los Angeles, CA), Liz Glynn (Los Angeles, CA), Asher Hartman (Los Angeles, CA), Krystal Krunch (Los Angeles, CA), Emily Lacy (Los Angeles, CA), Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA), Adam Overton (Los Angeles, CA), Nate Page (Los Angeles, CA), Laura Steenberge (Los Angeles, CA), Haruko Tanaka (Los Angeles, CA)

Part of SWAP

Camp Cleveland
Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke  Liz Glynn (of Machine Project) | 02.23.11 | performance and destruction | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland

Camp Cleveland  Corey Fogel (of Machine Project) | 02.25.11 | performances | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: Massage Workshop for Artists

Camp Cleveland: Massage Workshop for Artists  artSpa | 03.19.11 | performance workshop | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke  Liz Glynn (of Machine Project) | 02.23.11 | performance and destruction | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: Closing Folk Music and Biscuit Party

Camp Cleveland: Closing Folk Music and Biscuit Party  Emily Lacy and Laura Steenberge (of Machine Project) | 03.31.11 | performance | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke

Camp Cleveland: Destruction Karaoke  Liz Glynn (of Machine Project) | 02.23.11 | performance and destruction | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: Wagner Apocalypse

Camp Cleveland: Wagner Apocalypse  Liz Glynn (of Machine Project) | 02.25.11 | performance | image courtesy of Kevin Coyne

Camp Cleveland: couchbleachers

Camp Cleveland: couchbleachers  Nate Page (of Machine Project) | 2011 | couches, lumber, stain | image courtesy of Emily Lacy

Camp Cleveland: Flat Band

Camp Cleveland: Flat Band  Corey Fogel and Ezra Buchla (of Machine Project) | 02.11.11 | performance at opening reception | image courtesy of Emily Lacy

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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.

About the Artists

Ezra Buchla

Ezra Buchla was born in California in 1981. He is a musician/technologist from Los Angeles who uses viola, voice, and software. He fronted the avant-pop-core band Mae Shi from 2003-2006, played in the band Gowns from 2005-2010, and now performs solo work that deals in folk tonality, indeterminacy, dense psychedelic... go to artist page

Corey Fogel

Corey Fogel, born in 1977, is a drummer and performance artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Corey performs and composes in many rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music capacities. His solo work as a composer and performance artist is based around spontaneous encounters with sounds, objects, personalities, textiles,... go to artist page

Liz Glynn

Liz Glynn, born in Boston, MA in 1981, employs objects and actions to consider the ambition of empire, the pleasure of ruin, and the possibility of a new way forward. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay by creating works which evidence process, encourage participation, and... go to artist page

Asher Hartman

Asher Hartman lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated in theater at UCLA and in studio art at CalArts. Recent exhibitions include "Purple Electric Play!" Machine Project, "Glass Bang" with Machine Project as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA, and at Southern Exposure, San Francisco; "The... go to artist page

Krystal Krunch

Krystal Krunch (aka Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) is a duo of artist intuitives who see and respond to energy in the body, the psyche, personal objects, and architectural spaces. They are dedicated to using intuitive reading to help people come in contact with their highest and best potential, discovering... go to artist page

Emily Lacy

Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. Her work investigates confrontations between economics, politics, language, and power, and is increasingly concerned with the rights and lives of women and children around the world. Her performances and recordings have been included... go to artist page

Machine Project

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Adam Overton

Adam Overton is a living artist, performer, and art-facilitator from Los Angeles, and has been a certified massage therapist since 2007. go to artist page

Nate Page

Nate Page (b. Wisconsin, 1976) lives in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2000. He has also studied at the Warsaw Academy of Art in Warsaw, (AICAD) New York Studio Program in New York City, Hotel Pupik in Schrattenberg Austria, and... go to artist page

Laura Steenberge

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Haruko Tanaka

Haruko Tanaka was born in Queens, New York in 1974. She was raised in England and Japan until her move to Los Angeles in 1992 to attend the University of Southern California. In 1997 she received her BA in Fine Arts and in 2003 completed her graduate studies with an... go to artist page

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