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Sat, Apr 27, 2024 3:00pm–4:00pm

Artist Meet & Greet – Machine Dazzle

Photo by A.J. Saulsberry
Sat, Apr 27, 2024
Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery

Drop in and chat with artist Machine Dazzle while he works on Act II of Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros, opening May 1. No registration required.

Creative provocateur Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performance since his arrival in New York in 1994. An artist, costume designer, set designer, singer/ songwriter, art director, and maker, Machine describes himself as a  “radical queer emotionally driven, instinct-based concept artist and thinker trapped in the role of costume designer, sometimes.” Machine designs intricate, unconventional wearable art pieces and bespoke installations.

Machine is the recipient of 2023-24 Roman J. Witt Residency, and has been commissioned by UMMA and Stamps to create his first major museum commission, a new sculptural installation called Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros. The sculpture will evolve over three chapters from March through July 2024, and use trash recovered from local waterways as its primary material to contemplate our own extravagant cycles of life, death, waste, and rebirth.


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