Volunteer at TBA. Photo: Wayne Bund.

TBA:15 Volunteer Orientation

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TBA:15

TIME-BASED ART FESTIVAL

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents the 13th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), September 10–20, 2015,…

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LECTURE: Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Co-presented by PICA and PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies

PICA and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies present a public lecture by…

PNCA Mediatheque
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TBA:15 OPENING NIGHT DINNER

WITH FEASTWORKS

OPENING NIGHT DINNER AT THE WORKS! To kick off the first night of TBA:15, this year’s…

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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

TBA:15 Opening Night!

The influential and relentlessly relevant rock band of mythical standing Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks kick…

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The Festival Model: International Perspectives

TBA Conversation with Sarah Krajewski

Leading curators discuss the festival format as a uniquely relevant platform for global contemporary art, performance,…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Pictures of the moon with teeth

TBA:15 Visual Art

Exhibition Open:

Gallery Hours:
Sept 11 – 20: Everyday, 12:00 – 6:30 PM
Sept 20 – Oct 11:
Thu-Fri, 12:00 – 6:30 PM

Sun-Sun, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

PICA at 2500 Sandy
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Holcombe Waller

Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title

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Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores…

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? (US Premiere)

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Lauded Italian choreographer and theatre director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for his stagings that marvel and…

Portland State University (PSU): Lincoln Performance Hall
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keyon gaskin

its not a thing

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Bodyvox Dance Center
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Okwui Okpokwasili

Bronx Gothic

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…deeply personal, real, and out there. – The New Yorker A solo creation at the intersection…

PSU Shattuck Hall Annex
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Live Riot: Singing We Must Rage! A Sing-Along

General Sisters and The Feminist Art Gallery with Emily Kingan, Melanie Valera, and other Alien She collaborators

Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message….

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Dance/Vogue/Live: A Runway Workshop

With Isaiah Esquire and David (Dee) Yu

Join PDX stand out performer Isaiah “Esquire” Tillman and Vogue dancer David (Dee) Yu as they…

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All Drag is Faux Drag and Faux Drag is REAL

Drag Performance Workshop with Fauxnique

The Bay Area’s legendary boundary-breaker Fauxnique (the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson) leads an…

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MPA

Nothing to You

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I do not believe that this performance will put people into a transcendental state. We would…

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TBA Conversation: Okwui Okpokwasili

With Angela Mattox

TBA artist Okwui Okpokwasili reflects on her TBA solo performance, Bronx Gothic, and its personal inflections. With…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Lecture: Sampada Aranke

A Very Brief History of 1970's Black Conceptual Performance

In this politically and artistically timely presentation, Sampada Aranke (Asst. Professor of History and Theory of…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Luke Gutgsell + Suniti Dernovsek

The Self Possessed + Leading Light

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Get a glimpse of the Portland dance scene in this afternoon of two works by local…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera

The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

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Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new. – Los…

Winningstad Theater
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Lucy Yim

Devastation Melody

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Portland-based Lucy Yim brings to TBA:15 a solo work of mourning and melancholia. From here they…

PNCA Mediatheque
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Field Guide: keyon gaskin

with Guest Faculty Sampada Aranke

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Critical Mascara

A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza is a competition celebrating community and creativity. Inspired by the…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Kinetic Makeover Session

Workshop with Milka Djordjevich

Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich asks us to abandon ‘neutrality’ and uncover our bodies’ ingrained knowledge…

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TBA Conversation: Lars Jan

With Robert Quillen Camp

Interdisciplinary performance artist Lars Jan shares insight into his TBA performance, The Institute of Memory (TIMe),…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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TBA Conversation: Holcombe Waller and Guests

With Roya Amirsoleymani

Holcombe Waller sheds light on the development of Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title, including aesthetic…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Tyondai Braxton

One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade – Washington Post Tyondai Braxton…

Portland State University (PSU): Lincoln Performance Hall
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S1 Night at The Works

S1 Presents: Zola Jesus (DJ Set), U.S. Hard / Contemporary, Coast2C

S1 is an artist-run project space in Northeast Portland. Since the summer of 2014, S1’s dedicated…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Field Guide: Lucy Yim

With Guest Faculty Tonya Lockyer

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki

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Two exceptional and profoundly attentive sound artists. – Julian Cowley, The Wire In this duet performance,…

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Ten Tiny Dances

TBA favorite Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) returns to the Festival this year! An experiment in confined…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Workshop Workshop

Workshop with Dawn Kasper

Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper (Whitney Biennial 2012) leads an interactive performance workshop exploring our physical and…

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TBA Conversation: Alessandro Sciarroni

With Linda K. Johnson

Interdisciplinary artist and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni sheds light on FOLK-S, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Michelle Ellsworth

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome

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Are we on our way to becoming a single-sex species? In Preparation for the Obsolescence, Ellsworth…

Winningstad Theater
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Radhouane El Meddeb / La compagnie de Soi

Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer

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French-Tunisian Choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb carefully observed his mother and his aunts preparing couscous and the…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Disoriented Comedy: Standup Comedy

Bri Pruett, Jenny Yang, D'Lo

DIS*O*RI*ENT*ED (ADJ). HAVING LOST YOUR BEARINGS; CONFUSED AS TO TIME OR PLACE OR PERSONAL IDENTITY. Disoriented…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE

Workshop with Alessandro Sciarroni

We will focus on the performer’s presence in space when light (natural or artificial) designs or…

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TBA Conversation: Radhouane El Meddeb

With Angela Mattox

Franco-Tunisian choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb illuminates cultural, historical, and aesthetic influences including complex explorations of gender,…

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Lecture: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

A Seeker's Guide to Black Joy

In this provocative performative lecture, renowned artist, curator, and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses poem and…

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Beacon Sound Night at The Works

Bardo:Basho, Benoit Pioulard, and Apartment Fox

BEACON SOUND brings to TBA:15 an experimental night of music featuring performances by Benoit Pioulard, Bardo:Basho,…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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TBA Conversation: Amy O’Neal and Collaborators

with Omar Willey

Seattle-based dance and theatre critic Omar Willey joins Amy O’Neal and collaborators to discuss Opposing Forces through…

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Good Morning Evening Feelings

…one of the most insanely funny, tone-perfect pieces of performance art I have seen in years. -…

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Field Guide: Amy O’Neal

With Guest Faculty Omar Willey

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

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Amy O’Neal

Opposing Forces

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O’Neal synthesizes complex themes with a cohesive, penetrating aesthetic. Her latest work transcends disciplines and boundaries….

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Philippe Quesne

La Mélancolie des dragons

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Seminal French director and TBA alum Philippe Quesne returns with the large-scale theater work La Mélancolie…

Portland State University (PSU): Lincoln Performance Hall
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Accident Preparedness

Workshop with Michelle Ellsworth

In this workshop, we will create short, original solo performance works with built-in coping mechanisms for…

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TBA Conversation: Philippe Quesne

With Kate Bredeson

Philippe Quesne shares the unique artistic vision of innovative theatre lab Vivarium Studios and their TBA…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Field Guide: Radhouane El Meddeb

With Guest Faculty Keith Hennessy

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
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Radhouane El Meddeb / La compagnie de Soi

Au temps où les Arabes dansaient…

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French-Tunisian choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb harkens back to the glory age of Arab cinema in this…

Winningstad Theater
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Dana Michel

Yellow Towel

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Ms. Michel explored black stereotypes with a stuttering body and voice. It was a bold production,…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Decibel Festival Night at The Works

Featuring: Lapalux, Strategy, Raica with Coldbrew Collective

Decibel Festival is proud to be curating three compelling audio/visual performances, each channeling a unique creative…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Writing with the Set

Workshop with Philippe Quesne

Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studios creates a technical theatre lab that modifies genre conventions to generate…

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Know Your City History Tour

PICA and Portland, 1995-Present

Join PICA and Know Your City as we look back on PICA’s 20-year history through a…

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TBA Conversation: Dana Michel

With Lisa Jarrett

Dana Michel discusses complex performance work Yellow Towel and its explorations of race, gender, body politics,…

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Changing Cities: An Arts & Culture Outlook

Panel with Ethan Seltzer and Guests

In light of rapid economic development in West Coast cities, how are local artists and cultural…

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Night Tripper

Ingri Fiksdal, Ingvild Langgård, Signe Becker

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Night Tripper is the most convincing collaboration between dancers, musicians, a forest, and the sun. –…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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Field Guide: Dana Michel

With Guest Faculty Lisa Jarrett

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Bodyvox Dance Center Studio
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DakhaBrakha

Best Breakout Artist – Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet. – Rolling Stone DakhaBrakha is a force of…

Portland State University (PSU): Lincoln Performance Hall
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Party Like It’s 1995!

Featuring: SNAP! + more

1995 was a fruitful year in Portland. Punk and indie bands filled clubs like Satyricon and…

THE WORKS at THE REDD
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History and Basics of Breaking

Workshop with Fever One

Born from Bronx street gang culture in the 1970′s, Breaking became a worldwide dance style by…

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Tannaz Farsi

And Others

Tannaz Farsi renders in light text by Bertolt Brecht with 5000 LEDs programmed to brighten and…

PICA at 2500 Sandy
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Akio Suzuki

Nami

Ancient Japanese haiku describes the sea as “hinemosu notari notarikana… all day and night it moves…

PICA at 2500 Sandy
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Bill Jenkins

Portland Apertures

A continuation of Jenkins’ experiments with light and architecture, this installation is constructed and composed using…

PICA at 2500 Sandy