Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Mash Flob:
Turning Flash Mob Inside Out

Third Tuesday of the month: / October 2010 to April 2011, 6–7 pm

Be a part of the art or just watch the fun unfold. Mash Flob is your chance to collaborate with professional artists to create wildly infectious, participatory “happenings.”

Oct 19: Carla Duarte
Nov 16: Jon Brumit: BYOR

(Dec 21: No event due to holiday)
Jan 18: Jon Brumit
Feb 15: Jon Brumit
Mar 15: The New Colony
Apr 19: Industry of the Ordinary


BYOR with Jon Brumit

For BYOR (Bring Your Own Radio), artist Jon Brumit (from Neighborhood Public Radio) creates an interactive FM radio broadcast event and requests that all visitors bring portable FM radios with headphones to participate. Brumit, an improvisational composer, musician, and radio artist, ‘conducts’ the evenings ad-hoc ensemble of radio listeners to take actions in the museum while exploring the medium of radio. Submit your ideas for actions and interventions via Twitter @actsofradio or Facebook at Acts of Radio, and come watch the event unfold!




The New Colony


Mash Flob participants are transported to the future and sent back to observe the earth under the guidance of a Robotic Tour Enforcer.


Industry of the Ordinary
Join Industry of the Ordinary for Mash Flob on Tuesday, April 19, at 6 pm, as they transform the MCA Plaza into a court for a primitive game of “football.” The footballs are made out of casts of the artists’ heads, harkening back to the early forms of the game wherein skulls of a tribe’s enemies were used as the “equipment.” Industry of the Ordinary were formed in 2003. The two artists who make up this collaborative team, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, have long histories as visual and performative artists. They have had solo shows at the MCA and NEIU Gallery, and performed at the opening of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute. They will have a survey of their practice at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2012.