The Big Machine
A Radical Ruckus Facilitated by Continuum
The Foundry | Houston TX | July 12, 2014 The Big Machine was a visual and performance art exhibition facilitated by Houston’s performance art group Continuum. The event featured installation and performance works, pyrotechnics, and an art auction, followed by the burning of unsold art. The night culminated in a full-on ruckus at the Hardy Yards with drumming, strumming, dancing, chanting and glossolalia. The Big Machine was a reflection on gentrification and human displacement. The artists brought into question their role in this process. The Big Machine explored the power of artists to react, question, and subvert the process of gentrification. The Big Machine also featured an alternative socialistic economy for the distribution of revenues. Art was sold at auction on a 75/25 split favoring the artist. After expenses were met, the remaining proceeds were divided evenly among all participating artists/performers. Participating Artists: Jeff Hunter, CAT SCOTT, Unna Bettie, Jeff Bradley, Raindawg, Scott Gregory, Thien Ho, Alex Tu, David Graeve, Algelika Muscolo-Dieter, April Ward, Baltazar Canales, Boby Kalloor, Chris Comperry, Emmanuel Nuño Arámbula, Jonatan Lopez, Jonathan Jindra, Josh Urban Davis, Kris Smith, Mike Abromowitz, MDSO Flow & Spinning Arts: featuring ms. YET, Alie Rose, Fone, Isa, John Dunn, Liz, Nigel and Toast Musical Acts: WHIT, Howl and the Rougarou, Say Girl Say, Luke Lukas
Designed by CAT SCOTT
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