AIGA Eye on Design: The Challenge of Making a Book for a Group Who Host Plays With All-Dog Casts, 2017
Los Angeles Times: Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free 'extravaganza’, 2017
X-TRA: Artist-as-Consultant, Monograph-as-Transparency, 2018
Machine Project: The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request)
Edited by Mark Allen and Rachel Seligman
Contributions by Mark Allen, Joshua Beckman, Ian Berry, Charlotte Cotton, Zut Lorz, Sarah Miller, Simon Pinkas, and Rachel Seligman
Artist projects by Joshua Beckman, Carmina Escobar, Asher Hartman & Cliff Hengst, Chris Kallmyer, Dawn Kasper, Hana van der Kolk, Krystal Krunch, Haruko Tanaka, Kamau and Amu Patton
Designed by Content Object, Kimberly Varella
Casebound Hardcover, 316 pages
Publisher: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College with DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2017
Dimensions: 9.75 x 12.75 in.
Separations: Echelon Color, Santa Monica, CA
Printing: Conti Tipocolor, Florence, Italy
The Los Angeles-based space Machine Project (2003–2018) is profiled in this encyclopedic book that explores unconventional ways of seeing and thinking about the world. New essays and images capture the quirky essence of Machine Project, where vacations for plants, concerts for dentists, and operas for dogs are a few of the typical offerings produced at the informal, non-profit, educational institution in Los Angeles. Designed in collaboration with Kimberly Varella, this book reflects on Machine Project’s ongoing artistic practice, featuring an extensive selection of photographs of past projects and documentation of new performance projects at the Tang Museum by Haruko Tanaka, Krystal Krunch, Hana van der Kolk, Carmina Escobar, Kamau Patton, Dawn Kasper, Joshua Beckman, Asher Hartman, and Chris Kallmyer among others.
Photography by Ian Byers-Gamber