Critical Mascara

Subtitled “A Post-Realness Drag Ball,” Critical Mascara celebrated its fifth and final presentation at Time-Based Art on Saturday night with an expansive queer showcase of vogue, drag, and fashion…. Continue Reading

Dead Thoroughbred

What if TBA were a space for rage? Dead Thoroughbred (Portland artists sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin) propose the question through a beautifully gestural performance in PICA’s newly minted annex…. Continue Reading

The dead dads of the Winningstad

Early Morning Opera & Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome: Two very different performances… Continue Reading

Please tell me what to do

keyon gaskin – its not a thing At first when we arrive he puts himself at… Continue Reading

sexy deconstructed

Double feature, Death of the Pole Dancer and Macho Dancer by Eisa Jocson I get great… Continue Reading

Dear Cynthia Hopkins

Dear Cynthia Hopkins, You may not remember this but I met you once in Gary Grundei’s… Continue Reading

TBA Interview: Clare Croft with Luke George

Luke George and I sat down face-to-face (via Skype) to discuss his work, Not About Face, fake belief, and how to keep dancing while being watched by an audience of people looking at you through long, white shrouds…. Continue Reading

TBA Interview: Clare Croft with BodyCartography Project

Over the course of the TBA:14 festival, 400 people will have the opportunity to be one-on-one with the members of BodyCartography in the intimate performance installation, Super Nature. I recently talked about the installation with BodyCartography founders, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. Two-on-one talking about one-on-one.
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Apparitional Tools

Artist Karen Sherman Interviewed by Ariel Osterweis over email in early September for PICA’s Time-Based Art… Continue Reading

In the Dark

Reposted from Third Angle New Music. Catch their performance of In the Dark at TBA:13, September 17, 18,… Continue Reading

Inside Spaces, Spaces Inside

Choreographer Nacera Belaza Interviewed by Ariel Osterweis, August 27 for PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival. On a… Continue Reading

TBA SUMMER PLAYLIST

TBA sounds like a joyful noise. TBA sounds like new arrangements. TBA sounds like teen spirit…. Continue Reading

Bookmarks, Chapter 6

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists (and a few random thoughts… Continue Reading

The Hitchhiker

Back in June, a cohort of PICA staff, board members, and artist traveled to the Airlie… Continue Reading

Questions for the City

Last week, a posse of PICA staff, board members, and artist traveled to the Airlie Center… Continue Reading

Bookmarks, chapter 4

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists. The Crosscut profiled Mike Daisey… Continue Reading

Bookmarks, chapter 3

Irregular updates on the comings-and-goings of our many, many alumni artists. Jaamil Olawale Kosoko interviewed TBA:12… Continue Reading

water music

Claudia Meza Water White Box Gallery, University of Oregon, Portland Post and photos by Nicole Leaper… Continue Reading

The Office

We never complain, but my coworkers and I can never agree on the temperature in our… Continue Reading

Sorry Bucky

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen “Why does everyone look so glum?” Someone asked as… Continue Reading

second city

Exhibit A: Portland 1 For 10 days each year, there are two Portlands at once, as… Continue Reading

Being the Audience

Who are we, the audience, to the piece and to each other? 1.At the beginning of… Continue Reading

In-between things

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen Every year I find myself treating the festival as… Continue Reading

BUILDING THE WORKS

This year—our final one occupying Washington High School—we’ve switched things up a bit for our beer… Continue Reading

TBA SURVIVAL KITS

A few years ago, then-Mercury writer Patrick Alan Coleman shared his packing list for a TBA… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: LOCAL LOVE

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: UNCOMMON SOUNDS

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: WHAT FOURTH WALL?

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: JUST GOTTA DANCE

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines”… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: TAKE A STAND

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the… Continue Reading

TBA FLIGHTS: GLOBE TROTTER

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the… Continue Reading

A GUIDE TO THE GUIDEBOOK

Seeing as this year marks the 10th edition of the TBA Festival, we’ve developed a quite… Continue Reading