AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY has commissioned the fascinating LA-based arts collective Machine Project to re-imagine a quintessential Pasadena landmark — the Greene and Greene Arts and Crafts masterpiece — The Gamble House.

For The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House, Machine Project founder and artistic director Mark Allen has orchestrated a diverse group of Los Angeles artists to create new works exploring, celebrating, and dramatizing the curious architectural icon.

Over the course of the two-week AxS Festival, the history, aesthetic and craftsmanship of The Gamble House will be subtly transformed and revealed through experimental tours, participatory nap concerts, a tableau vivant, puppets, dance, seances, videos, inflatable sculptures, joinery-specific lawn furniture, and a secret Swedish-Japanese fusion restaurant and more.

In addition to Machine Project’s daily programming that visitors will experience on regular Gamble House tours throughout AxS Festival , a centerpiece of the Field Guide project will be an all-day series of performances on the grounds and interior of the property. All events on exterior of house are free of charge, no reservations required.


4794058571_b23059b503_zCurator Tour with Mark Allen
Wednesday, September 24th & Wednesday, October 1st // 10am
at The Gamble House

Machine Project Executive Director Mark Allen leads a tour of The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House.
Click Here to purchase tickets for this tour.
Spaces for tours are limited, advanced registration is required.






keithcat-400x600The Urban Cat Architecture Workshop with Keith Rocka Knittel

Wednesday, October 1st from 7pm – 10pm
in The Gamble House Attic

Learn how to design a cat dwelling by examining historical references, construction techniques and designs.
Click Here for more information about this project and to register.
$25 for Machine Project Members and FoGH// $35 for General Public