Now entering its third year, Low Lives is an international exhibition of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues. The project celebrates the transmission of ideas beyond geographical and cultural borders. It does this by facilitating intergenerational and multicultural dialogue through visual languages, new technologies, and contemporary expressions. Low Lives offers local and global audiences a critical and contextual frame from which to consider live performance in both the physical and virtual space.

On Friday, April 29th, and Saturday, April 30, PICA and PNCA will gather the Portland community to watch the international participants and live broadcast our own PDX contribution, by artist Carlos Gonzalez, to audiences around the world.

Low Lives is curated and organized by Jorge Rojas, a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator whose work centers on the creation and processes involved in artistic production. Rojas uses both traditional and new media as well as performative elements to investigate communication systems and the effect of technology on artistic production, social structures and communities.