The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways. This year’s Public Engagement Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) is Machine Project.
The museum will host Brody Condon to present the Level5 project and screen a selection of highlights from the Level5 video, a production created in conjunction with his September 2010 Hammer performance. Video is a key component of Condon’s practice, and as with his 2008 live-action role-playing performance, Twentyfivefold Manifestation, the documentation is not simply a remnant, but an element of the piece itself. For the Level5 video, Condon continues his layered exploration of the reconstruction of the self. A discussion with Brody Condon and Machine Project director Mark Allen will follow the screening.