Animal Estates builds new dwellings for displaced species, inviting them to return to the same cities that drove them out.
As part of a two-day workshop organized by Alyse Emdur and Michael Parker and hosted by High Desert Test Sites, participants learned to build solar ovens using cardboard boxes, glue, newspaper, and aluminum foil.
This guide provides a subjective geography of Los Angeles by pointing to pockets in which alternate ways of living in the city are evident, if sometimes unseen.
Balloon Route, named after Los Angeles’ defunct streetcar system, is an eighty-page newsprint publication in which Michael Parker reflects on his travels seeking utopia in all its partial realizations.
These ephemera portraits represent improvised issues of Landfill Quarterly, constructed by participants at the 2011 Creative Time Summit and exhibition.
When gallery visitors opened cabinet doors to access the food inside, this pulley-rigged metal harness tugged at the corners of the artist’s mouth.
Scores for the City documents interventions that temporarily altered public space in Los Angeles, and proposes scores for future actions.
In the spring of 2009, Michael Parker enrolled in a sixteen-week course at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, collaborating with a class of fifty men who wanted to become Electrical Linemen.