Doing stuff with people: Mark Allen and Jon Rubin

Mark Allen 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 an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a loose collective of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots.

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagines individual, group and institutional behaviour. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned neighbourhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers, and co-directing another that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.

Mark and Jon spoke together about their various projects and performances, methods of collaboration, and new artworks they were developing.

Monday, June 1, 2015 – 5 PM


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