The Big Machine is a multi-venue, visual and performance art exhibition facilitated by performance art group Continuum scheduled on July 12, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at The Foundry/Hardy Yards Community Garden. The event features local bands, installations and performance works, pyrotechnics and an art auction, which is followed by the burning of unsold art. The night will culminate in a full-on ruckus at the Hardy Yards with drumming, strumming, dancing, chanting and glossolalia.
The Big Machine is a reflection on gentrification and human displacement. The artists will bring into question their role in this process. The Big Machine explores the power of artists to react, question and subvert the process of gentrification. The Big Machine features an alternate socialistic economy for how contributions will be distributed. Art will be sold at auction on a 75/25 split favoring the artist. After expenses are met, remaining proceeds will be divided equally among all participating artists and performers.
Participating artists include Alex Tu, Unna Bettie, David Graeve, Emmanuel Nuño Arámbula, Caitlin Scott, Adrienne Elyse Meyers, Jeff Hunter, Raindawg, Evan McCarley, April Ward, Baltazar Canales, Boby Kalloor, Jonatan Lopez, Chris Comperry, Angelika Muscolo-Dieter, Thien Ho, Scott Gregory, Mike Abramovitz, Jonathan Jindra, Jeff Bradley, Josh Urban Davis, Kris Smith, Guadalupe Rocha, Genie LeGenie, Y. E. Torres and The MDSO Flow and Spinning Arts.
Bands include Luke Lukas, Whit, Howl and The Rougarou, and Say Girl Say.