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Watch a Party at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House Go Terribly Awry

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What happens when you let Machine Project bring an experimental (and musical) theater piece into a house designed by master modernist Rudolph Schindler? You have to watch the video to find out. "Glass Bang", written and directed by artist Asher Hartman, is very loosely centered on the story of a wealthy homeowner who returns to find his broke housesitter and her friends making themselves comfortable in his home. The intruders have a party for the man, pulling the piece's audience into the performance as party guests. "Glass Bang" plays out in Schindler's Fitzpatrick-Leland House in Laurel Canyon, designed in 1936 and up for short-term rentals through the MAK Center; it's part of Machine Project's Field Guide to LA Architecture, which asked artists to react and respond to architectural landmarks in LA. (Artist Nate Page let gawkers "spy" into the mid-century tract houses of Balboa Highlands last fall.)


· Asher Hartman's Glass Bang [KCET]