The Hammer invites you to give your houseplant a vacation during our August cultural retreat for plants. Throughout the entire month, participant's plants will be installed in the light flooded Lindbrook terrace, and presented with a series of readings, performances and musical events, for plants every Saturday from 1-4pm. See below for the full schedule and for information about plant portraiture by Lisa Anne Abash. (Please no sick/infested plants - this is a vacation, not rehab).Plant drop off is July 31, 11am- 6pm and pick up August 28, 11am- 6pm ONLY!
You can download the attached plant release waiver and fill it out before you come to the museum or you can do this when you drop off your plant.
- Saturday, July 31, 11am to 6pm: Drop off at the Hammer Museum and plant portrait photography
- Saturday, August 7, 1-4pm: Musical performances, dramatic readings, and psychic plant healing
- Saturday, August 14, 1-4pm: Musical performances, poetry, and psychic plant healing
- Saturday, August 21, 1-4pm: Musical performances, historical accounts of botanical exploration and psychic plant healing
- Sunday, August 29, 11am to 6pm: Plant pick up at the Hammer Museum
In June 2009, the Hammer Museum was awarded a $1 million Arts Innovation Fund grant from the James Irvine Foundation to create a new model for visitor engagement, conceived and driven by artists. To that end, in November, the museum welcomed its first Public Engagement Artist in Residence (A.I.R.), Machine Project. The Echo Park-based collective, led by Mark Allen, has produced nearly 40 programs onsite including an overnight Dream-In; microconcerts in a coatroom-turned-theater; and needle pointing group-therapy sessions.
For additional information on these and other A.I.R. projects, please check the museum’s blog http://hammer.ucla.edu/newsblogs/ or Machine Project’s website.
About Machine Project
Machine Project is a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food. Machine presents events, workshops, and site-specific installations using hands-on engagement to make rarefied knowledge accessible. Beyond their storefront space, 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. Currently, Machine Project is serving as artist in residence at the Hammer Museum producing a year of programming addressing the visitor experience and public engagement.
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