This is the perfect way to get a peek inside the craftsman spectacular that is The Gamble House. Designed in 1908 by Charles and Henry Green for David and Mary Gamble (those of the Procter & Gamble Company), The Gamble House is a National Historic Landmark. Seeing it amidst The Machine Project’s experimental tours and dances, group naps, operatic bird beaks, seances, videos, architectural lawn furniture–and a secret Swiss-Japanese fusion restaurant– will give guests an insiders look at the site with the joyful twist that only Machine can dream up.
In addition to workshops and live events, Machine will curate an installation of contemporary paintings and sculptures by California artists. Works on display will include: Jeff Elrod, Cayetano Ferrer, Asher Hartman, Katie Herzog, Emily Joyce, Candice Lin, Sandeep Mukherjee, Rebecca Morris, Michael O’Malley, Laura Owens, Lauralee Pope, Jennifer Rochlin, Anna Sew Hoy, Ricky Swallow and Henry Taylor.
Of particular interest is Sasha Archibald’s Bed Conversations on Saturday, September 27th from 6-8pm in The Gamble House downstairs guest room. So interesting, in fact, that I have volunteered to help out at the event! Eight guests in rotating shifts will animate a Gamble House bedroom with bedtime chatter, while lying in bed. Featuring Mark Allen, Agnes Bolt, Ingrid Calame, Leland de la Durantaye, Josh Kun, Mark Lipson, Brian McMullen, and Tif Sigfrids; the performance is inspired by Bunkbed Conversations, a form of public theater starring pajama-clad intellectuals created by Cabinet magazine.