Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles) collaboratively present Southern Machine Exposure Project (SMEP), twenty consecutive days of programming featuring forty artists and groups, twenty hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and twenty visiting from Los Angeles. Projects take place in apartments, houses, backyards, and garages that are transformed into public venues for a series of psychic readings, workshops, ghost detectioning, participatory foley effects, tableaux vivants, pet portraits, experimental music by dogs, low frequency sound performances (in closets), and general awesomeness throughout the month of June.
Each event features a collaboration, double bill, or blind date between artists and performers from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The project reflects a blending of sensibilities between both organizations and artists. SMEP is commemorated by a series of twenty posters commissioned by ten LA and ten SF designers, and twenty videos which will be on view at Southern Exposure and online. In addition to off-site programming in residences, Southern Exposure's space serves as the production headquarters and meeting space for project participants and screens daily video documentation of each event as it accumulates throughout the project.
Here's the lineup of performers, audiences are in for a treat: ChuCha Santamaria (Sofía Córdova + Matthew Kirkland), Joshua Churchill, Torreya Cumings, Michael McConnell + Paul Mullins + Jennie Ottinger, Matt Gordon + Kevin Killian, Josh Greene, Cliff Hengst, Walter Kitundu, Chris Kubick, Helena Keeffe, Nathaniel Parsons, Suzy Poling, Stijn Schiffeleers + Justin Limoges, Chris Sollars, Laura Steenberge, Luis Delgado Qualtrough + Jeremiah Jenkins + Alice Shaw + Cassie Thornton, David Wilson, Will Brown, Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), and Wafaa Yasin.
Pre-registration required and all events are FREE! Register for SMEP events online at eventbrite.com/org/994232247. Registration for each event opens 7 days prior to the actual event. Times and audience capacity varies for each project.
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