September 1, 2015

Perfect Strangers: Machine Project and The Hamiltonians—Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, artists in residence

Colgate University
Scott Cazan, Infantcore, 2012. Installation view, Machine Project, Los Angeles.

Machine Project is a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to helping artists do fun experiments together with the public. We investigate art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food, producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots.

Over the course of the fall of 2015, Machine Project will be in residence at Colgate University and in Hamilton, New York as the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation artists-in-residence. This is Machine Project’s first collaboration with a whole town, organized by the Colgate Art and Art History Department and hosted by Hamilton residents, business owners, cultural venues and the faculty, students and staff of the university. These experiments explore ways that art can function in familiar (the museum, a gallery) and unfamiliar (the street, a yoga center, the village green) locations as an integral part of what defines community. Cultural production and reception will reimagine the array of activities—commercial, personal, educational, civic—that form our blended community.

Perfect Strangers: Machine Project and the Hamiltonians

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Krystal Krunch  
The Never Been To Me Tour at Colgate University
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Zen Den
Wednesday, September 16, 4:30pm, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University

Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain 
Computing with the Dead: Transmissions with the inventor
Performance: Friday, September 11, 8pm
Merrill House, Colgate University—A Friday Night Film Series event

Adam Goldman 
I’d Rather Listen to a Bad Song
Saturday, September 19, 10am: Homecoming Tailgate, Andy Kerr Stadium
Monday, September 21 throughout the day: Hamilton Center for the Arts
Tuesday, September 22, 4:15pm: Center for Women’s Studies, Colgate University
Wednesday, September 23, 7pm: Trivia Night at the Colgate Inn

Cliff Hengst 
Poetry, Wit and Wisdom: Taking the Pulse of Hamilton
Monday, September 28–Saturday, October 3
Hamilton Center for the Arts

Hana van der Kolk
Spaces Between Us/The In-Between Spaces
Performances: Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 8pm
Colgate University Campus, location TBD
Generous support provided by The Colgate Arts Council and The Dean of the College.

Mercedes Teixido
Notes for Hamilton
Monday, October 19–Friday, October 23, 10am–7pm
Hamilton Public Library

Chris Kallmyer
Archive of Regional Raking
Performance in collaboration with Colgate students: Thursday, October 29, 6pm
100 Broad Street Residence Hall

Carmina Escobar
Imenso Massagem Sonora
Wednesday, October 28–Friday, October 30, ongoing at Hamilton Center for the Arts
Thursday, October 29, 3–5pm, Center for Women’s Studies Lounge, Colgate University
Friday, October 30, 5pm, Zen Den

Kamau Patton
Open Archive, Hamilton NY
Tuesday, November 10–Saturday, November 14
Hamilton Center for the Arts

Michael O’Malley
Objects for Perfect Strangers
Wednesday, September 9–Friday, November 13
Clifford Gallery, Colgate University

Artist lectures

Krystal Krunch with Mark Allen
Wednesday, September 9, 4:30pm
Golden Auditorium

Adam Goldman 
Wednesday, September 23, 4:30pm
Golden Auditorium

Carmina Escobar with Chris Kallmyer
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30pm
Golden Auditorium

Hana van der Kolk
Wednesday, November 4, 4:30pm
Golden Auditorium


About Colgate University
Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 294 full-time faculty-scholars and its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study and sustainable practices. The university’s curriculum is centered on utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience, with the arts playing a key role in the university’s curriculum and provide an array of extracurricular opportunities.



Perfect Strangers: Machine Project and The Hamiltonians—Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, artists in residence

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