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Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros Opening Reception

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Artist Machine Dazzle dressed in a costume of his design, featuring a lot of yellow and purple metallic fringe blowing in the wind. He stands in front of an industrial, futuristic-looking building that is actually the waste treatment plant in Brooklyn, NY.
Image Copyright Enrique Pastor, 2012

The University of Michigan Museum of Art and the Stamps School of Art Design invite you to the Act One opening of Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros.

Join us directly following Machine Dazzle’s Penny Stamps Speaker Series event for lively conversation and atmosphere, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres. Don’t miss your first chance to Machine’s installation Ouroboros at UMMA!

RSVP using the link on this page, by calling 734-647-2064, or emailing Response requested by March 7, 2024.

Thursday, March 14, 2024
at Museum of Art

About Machine Dazzle

Photo of Machine Dazzle by Amy Touchette

For nearly two decades, Machine Dazzle has been producing spectacular costumes, sets, installations, and performances that transfix audiences with a queer maximalist kaleidoscope. His newly commissioned sculptural work, Ouroboros, fills UMMA’s 1,200-square-foot Stenn Gallery, with the artist expanding, transforming, and activating aspects of the installation during the exhibition’s six-month run. The evolving installation includes a soundscape produced by playing instruments made from found objects underwater and eventually becomes a dynamic wearable that 12 performers will activate.

More About Ouroboros

Photo by Mark Gjukich

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March 14 — August 25, 2024

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Photo by Gregory Kramer

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Artist talk with Machine Dazzle: Revelations of Maximalism

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Thu, Mar 14, 2024 5:30pm–7:00pm
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Machine Dazzle: Ouroboros is presented in partnership with the Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence Program of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, with lead support provided by the U-M Office of the Provost, U-M Arts Initiative, Candy and Michael Barasch, Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Susan and Richard Gutow, and the U-M LSA Honors Program. Additional generous support is provided by the U-M School of Social Work. Special thanks to Barbara Tober and the Acronym Fund. Machine Dazzle is represented by Pomegranate Arts.