“Machinations” at the Los Angeles Public Library

Machinations

Photo Credit: LA Weekly

The multimedia project “Machinations at the Library” will be coming to the Central branch of the L. A. Public Library on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. This multimedia event from the Machine Project, a public art collective,will address the site and its collections as a center for a city’s public life as well as its role as a living record of the whole city’s combined history.

The interdisciplinary event will feature the use of film, sound, dance, performance and sculpture. The featured artists will include a project director for Yo Gabba Gabba Joel Fox, poet-visual artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman, the peace-waging performance art ensemble Jeepneys, choreographer-designer Jmy James Kidd, as well as composer Tara Jane O’Neil.

An “interactive multimedia playground, allowing for a unique participatory experience,” according to those speaking for the Machine Project. This illustrates their case that our local libraries are living spaces that allow us to interact with cultural totems who are not just discarded.

-Patrick Pagan

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