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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…

New Expressive Works
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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 Art Museum
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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…

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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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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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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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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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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: Alessandro Sciarroni

With Linda K. Johnson

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

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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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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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TBA Conversation: Holcombe Waller

with PICA's Roya Amirsoleymani and Guest Choir Participants

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

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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),…

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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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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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Gloves Off

on Black contemporary/experimental/abstract arts and audiences

Conceived by Portland artists Sharita Towne and keyon gaskin, in collaboration with BCC: BrownHall (Black Creative…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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The Festival Model: International Perspectives

TBA Conversation with Sara Krajewski

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

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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…

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Social & Civic Practice in Performance

WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER MICHAEL ROHD AND PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

As part of ongoing public programs exploring topical issues, ideas, and inquiries in interdisciplinary art and performance, PICA presents an afternoon with Michael Rohd, leading artist and thinker whose work investigates the intersection of art, democracy, and civic engagement….

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FIELD GUIDE

MINING MEMORIES: FROM THE AUDIENCE ARCHIVES

In honor of PICA’s 20th Anniversary, this special edition of Field Guide calls attention to recollection as an…

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Sarah Michelson Residency

PICA hosts NY-based choreographer Sarah Michelson for her Portland debut and a  five-day residency focusing on the…

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Joe Fyfe

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

The magnetism in Fyfe’s work lies in the undulation between haut-formalism and his quotidian palette. He…

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Jillian Mayer

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

Jillian Mayer’s work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence. …

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Jibade-Khalil Huffman

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series continues with Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer based in…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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Respondent Remarks & Closing Conversation

with Joël Barraquiel Tan and Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly

Joël Barraquiel Tan (Director of Community Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco) and Catherine…

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TBA Conversation: Mammalian Diving Reflex

Darren O'Donnell with Ariana Jacob

Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Artistic Director, Darren O’Donnell, provides a glimpse into the company’s research and creative process;…

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A Community Forum

on Art, Activism, and Social Change

Join artists, activists, and thinkers from Portland and beyond for a participation-oriented community forum exploring ideas,…

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Workshop: Meryem Jazouli

Morocco-based choreographer Meryem Jazouli offers a workshop for contemporary dancers that proposes shared time and space…

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LGBT Requiem Mass Roundtable

With Artist Holcombe Waller & Think Tank Guests

PICA makes transparent the creative process of a new commission and future TBA Festival project, Holcombe…

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Field Guide: Jack Ferver

With Guest Faculty Jesse Hewit

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

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Workshop: Larry/Laura Arrington & Ruairi Donovan

personal is professional is personal is professional is personal

WE ARE THE INSTITUTION: after inside/outside there is this mass of people. We are already whole….

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TBA Conversation: Liz Harris & Paul Clipson

With Andrew Neerman

Experimentalists Liz Harris (Grouper) and Paul Clipson discuss HYPNOSIS DISPLAY, a their cross-disciplinary collaboration of live sound…

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Workshop: Luke George and Hilary Clark

Active in Our Acts of Perception

In their individual and collaborative work, Hilary Clark and Luke George share an investigation into the…

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Field Guide: Luke George & Hilary Clark

With Guest Faculty FRONT

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

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Workshop: Holcombe Waller

Reverence Reclaimed! / *SNAP* A Workshop for Singing

Join the community choir! Singer, composer and performing artist Holcombe Waller will lead warm up and…

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Festival Flight: Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality

A Symposium for Art & Social Change

Our second of two TBA Festival Flights, Seniors, Sex, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change references two TBA projects: Holcombe Waller’s…

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TBA Conversation: BodyCartography Project

With Michael Sakamoto

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad of BodyCartography Project discuss the intersection of movement, empathy, and tension…

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Workshop: BodyCartography Project

The Empaths

In this workshop we will use movement to reveal the connection between how we feel, how…

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Field Guide: Tahni Holt

With Guest Faculty Tonya Lockyer

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

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Workshop: Mamela Nyamza

South African dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza uses dance to access the deepest layers of the…

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Field Guide: Eisa Jocson

With Guest Faculty Clare Croft

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

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TBA Conversation: Eisa Jocson

With Clare Croft

Filipina choreographer Eisa Jocson joins Clare Croft, Assistant Professor of Dance Studies at the University of…

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Field Guide: Tanya Tagaq

With Guest Faculty Jessica Bissett Perea

One of PICA’s most popular year-round programs gets TBA treatment with five festival Field Guides facilitated…

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TBA Conversation: Jennifer West

With Kristan Kennedy

Los Angeles-based visual artist Jennifer West discusses her newest TBA:14 project, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections, and experimentation…

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TONY FEHER

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series continues with American sculptor Tony Feher. Feher is currently in residence at the lumber room,…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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ANDREA GEYER

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

PICA presents the politically and historically immersed artist Andrea Geyer in a two-tiered engagement that includes…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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FIELD GUIDE: TIME IS A GUN

Art vs. Capitalism – Laura Arrington & Jesse Hewit on Andrea Geyer

Join us for drinks, food, and Field Guide’s first foray into the work of a visual…

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The Painter’s Poet:

A TALK ON PHILIP GUSTON BY CLARK COOLIDGE

The Painter’s Poet A Talk on Philip Guston by Clark Coolidge Feb 22 @ 7pm PICA…

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CLARK COOLIDGE: A READING

CLARK COOLIDGE: A Reading Feb 21 @ 7pm PICA FREE  Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island,…

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Martha Wilson

PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series

Join us in welcoming Martha Wilson, for a lecture in which she surveys her career as…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex