Pomona College Artist Mark Allen's "Machine Project" at LACMA on Saturday
The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) will feature Pomona College Professor of Art Mark Allen and Machine Project, his experimental art collective, on Saturday, November 15 from noon-10 p.m.
Allen founded the L.A.-based Machine Project in 2004 as an exhibition space to teach installation-based art and to promote collaborations between art, technology, natural history, music and poetry. Machine Project is Allen’s fourth gallery, all of which were collaborative efforts.
Machine Project’s events at LACMA will include craft workshops, a glow-in-the-dark unicorn, a trio of singers riding the elevators, a man in a suit made of pepper cans, massages, musical aliens and more.
At Pomona College, Allen’s courses include digital art, computer programming for art and electron wrangling. He was co-editor of Art Lies: A Contemporary Art Quarterly from 1994-96.
Among his exhibits is Waco Resurrection, a mixed media installation involving computer games, which revisited the 1993 Waco, Texas episode involving Branch Davidians. In 2004, Waco Resurrection toured the globe, with stops in Vanvitelliana, Italy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. The exhibit also came to New York, San Francisco and San Jose.
Tickets for admission to LACMA (5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036) are $12 for adults; $8 for students (with school ID) and seniors; free for children under 17. Box office: (323) 857-6010. E-mail: email@example.com. For further information: (323) 857-6000.
Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.