Machine Dazzle: To the Max!

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Machine Dazzle: To the Max!

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


To celebrate the opening of Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the artist will join Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, for a wide-ranging public conversation in The Theater at MAD. During the open-ended dialogue, Machine Dazzle will discuss his artistic journey and dedication to queering maximalist traditions within his interrelated practices of stagecraft, design, performance, and music. Following the talk, the audience is invited to ask questions and share their responses to the exhibition.

ASL interpretation will be provided for this program and visitors with disabilities are eligible for free admission. Please email to reserve your ticket.

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Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performance since his arrival in New York City in 1994. He has collaborated with artists Julie Atlas Muz, Big Art Group, Justin Vivian Bond, Taylor Mac, Chris Tanner, Soomi Kim, Pig Iron Theater, Bombay Rickey, and has designed projects for Opera Philadelphia and Spiegleworld. In addition, he has held residencies at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Moody Center for the Arts at University of Houston, Wesleyan University, Harvard University’s Theater, Dance & Media Department, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Machine Dazzle’s work has been exhibited at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and he contributed to memorable camp-themed looks for Diane von Furstenberg and Cara Delevingne at the 2019 Met Gala. His work for The Hang has been recognized with a 2022 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Costumes for a Musical. This fall, Machine Dazzle will release his first record Treasure and will perform songs from the record at New York City’s Joe’s Pub. Machine Dazzle is represented by Pomegranate Arts.


September 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Adults (Ages 18 and up)


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