ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Short Videos by Black Queer artists commissioned by Visual AIDS (NYC)

7:00 PM Screening & Discussion, with introductions + responses by Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes (English…

PICA at Hancock

Doomtown

Exhibition Open:

Doomtown will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, Thursday, December…

PICA at Hancock
A.K. Burns

A.K. Burns

A Smeary Spot

WEST COAST PREMIERE: A Smeary Spot, 2015 is a 53 minute 4-channel video installation drawing on…

PICA at Hancock: Annex
Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta

Deseos/تابغر [Desires]

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the early 19th century, a Colombian named Martina was investigated by the…

Hollywood Theatre
Blind Cinema

Britt Hatzius

Blind Cinema

US PREMIERE: In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row…

Hollywood Theatre
Erik Bünger

Erik Bünger

The Third Man

Co-presented with Cinema Project Erik Bünger takes listeners on a journey through the world of film…

PICA at West End
Hypnosis Display

Paul Clipson and Liz Harris

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

HYPNOSIS DISPLAY is an original live sound and 16mm film collaboration between experimental vocalist and musician…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Jennifer West, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections.

Jennifer West

Flashlight Filmstrip Projections - Performance

Exhibition Open:

Jennifer West launches the first of her new pre-post fragmented cinematic environments where viewers are invited…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Cinema Night

Cinema Project Night

In Favor of Skepticism

No need to stay fixed to your seat, no need to act as passive viewer, or…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North

[Tagaq’s music is] like Edith Piaf… Totally emotional. — Björk [Tagaq] made it (Inuit throat singing)…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Andy Warhol

Bufferin and The Velvet Underground in Boston

Presented by Cinema Project This program features two 33-minute, rarely-screened works by Andy Warhol (33 minutes…

PICA at West End
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JJ Murphy

Print Generation

Presented by Cinema Project JJ Murphy’s Print Generation (1974) is both a diary film and structuralist…

PICA at West End
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Andrew Ritchey

THE SECRET SOCIETY

***UPDATE: A video has been produced by local artist-videographer Rebecca Carlisle-Healy in conjunction with the Secret…

Con-Way
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Movement (R)evolution Africa

A documentary on nine choreographers from Africa challenging stale stereotypes of the continent….

Living Room Theater
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Paris Is Burning

Co-presented with Northwest Film Center and QDoc. Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 documentary explored the voguing and drag ball…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Peter Burr

SPECIAL EFFECT

Video and performance artist Peter Burr presents a live television show featuring 18 short animations from…

THE WORKS at Con-Way
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Wildness

Presented by QDoc

In English and Spanish, with Spanish and English subtitles Community Partners: Causa Oregon; Portland Institute for…

McMenamin’s Kennedy School Theater

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

A “live documentary” film with a live soundtrack by Yo La Tengo, examining the legacy of the visionary Buckminster Fuller….

Washington High School

TBA:12

Time-Based Art Festival

TBA returns for its tenth anniversary with a slate of international artists and projects that cross the boundaries of forms and ideas….

Various Locations

Dean & Britta

13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

A live, cinematic concert of songs scored by Dean & Britta for 13 of Andy Warhol’s famous black and white Screen Tests….

Washington High School

James Benning

Ruhr

Benning explores duration and the cinematic industrial sublime in a series of masterfully composed long-take shots of Germany’s Ruhr Valley….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Miwa Matreyek

Myth & Infrastructure

Miwa Matreyek steps behind the video screen to enter as a shadow into a world of her own animation….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Cinema Project Presents: Alex MacKenzie

the wooden lightbox: a secret art of seeing

A home-built, hand-cranked projector presents turn-of-the-century cinematic prototypes and long-forgotten ideas surrounding the moving image and its early promise….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Experimental 1/2 Hour

Experimental 1/2 Hour, a biweekly cable access program produced by Eva Aguila & Brock Fansler, presents a night of video and live multimedia music performances produced for stage and television….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett

Whispering Pines 10

Comic, contemplative, and surreal, Whispering Pines 10 is a one-act, live-performance, video opera featuring Moulton’s alter ego, Cynthia….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Tim DuRoche & Ed Purver

The Hidden Life of Bridges

For this live event, video projections on the river piers of the Morrison Bridge and audio compositions from the Hawthorne Bridge will bring the two structures to life….

Hawthorne Bridge

Cristina Lucas

Europleasure International LTD. TOUCH AND GO

Exhibition Open:

Lucas’ video makes a sly commentary on the diaspora of Western factories to the Third World, through an encounter with one such British company, Europleasure International LTD….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Rite of Spring

Exhibition Open:

Each spring, Romanian children set mounds of white poplar fluff aflame in the street gutters. The sparks and small fires in the film suggest the numerous catalysts for social change around the world….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

TBA:11

Time-Based Art Festival

This September, PICA takes over Portland with an all-hours happening of contemporary performance and visual art….

Various Locations

Blue Sky Presents: Laura Poitras

O'Say Can You See

Exhibition Open:

Drawing upon images and sounds recorded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, O’Say Can You See evokes the experience of disorientation and loss that continues to haunt the nation….

Blue Sky, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

QDoc: Arias with a Twist

A film captures the dynamic collaboration of legendary performance artist Joey Arias and brilliant puppeteer Basil Twist for their jaw-dropping stage spectacle….

Clinton Street Theatre

MADE HERE

Performing Artists on Work and Life in NYC and PDX

A documentary screening and panel discussion on the daily lives and challenges of performing artists in New York City and Portland, OR….

New Expressive Works

Miranda July

The Future

Two advanced screenings of July’s new film, “The Future,” and a shorts program with PSU Social Practice MFA students….

Hollywood Theatre

David Wojnarowicz

A Fire in My Belly

A screening in protest of the National Portrait Gallery’s censorship of their current exhibition of gay portraiture….

PICA: Resource Room (old location)

Destricted

A previously banned screening of short films straddling the line and blurring the boundaries of art, sexuality, and pornography….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

On the Boards TV

Presents Young Jean Lee's Theatre Company's THE SHIPMENT

TBA favorite Young Jean Lee returns in one of OtB.tv’s performance videos, exploring the experience of live vs. recorded theater….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

On the Boards TV Noontime Chat

On the Boards leads a dynamic conversation about performance, the Internet, and the questions raised by OntheBoards.tv….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

This Is Displacement

Curated by Carolyn Anderson and Emily Johnson

Native film and video artists consider the relationship between land and identity. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Jennifer Reeves and Skuli Sverrisson

When It Was Blue, Curated by Cinema Project

With haunting live music by Sverrisson, Reeves’ hand-painted film is an ode to nature and 16mm film as they both rapidly vanish….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Zachary Oberzan

Flooding with Love for The Kid

A one-man remake of First Blood, directed, filmed, acted, edited, and designed for $96 in a New York studio apartment….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

HARD EDGE, HARD WORK

Curated by Stephanie Snyder

Women Artists and Abstraction through the Moving Image…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

The Short Films of Dayna Hanson

This program of dance films, experimental shorts and kinesthetic music videos spans film, music, dance and theater….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Charles Atlas

With Merce

An intimate look at the late choreographer Merce Cunningham, through the 8mm films and video collaborations with Charles Atlas….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

The Wooster Group

THERE IS STILL TIME..BROTHER

Controlled by the audience, this 360-degree interactive war takes on a new narrative scope with each choice to look or turn away….

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Hall

John Smith

The Girl Chewing Gum, 1976

Exhibition Open:

A commanding voiceover appears to direct the action in a busy street, until the audience realizes that the director is fictional…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Shirin Neshat

Women Without Men

Adapted from a novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, Neshat’s debut feature weaves the stories of five women during the 1953 coup….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

TBA:10

Eighth Annual Time-Based Art Festival

Join us September 9-19, 2010 in Portland, Oregon for a ten-day happening of contemporary performance, dance, music, and new media, with an additional month of visual arts installations….

Various Locations
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Winnipeg Babysitter

Daniel Barrow's Community Access TV Tapes

In Winnipeg in the late 1970s, anyone with a dream, concept, or exhibitionist politic would be endowed with airtime and professional production services….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Daniel Barrow

Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry

Overhead projection combines with video, music, and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Tyler Wallace & Nicole Dill

Between Us

This mobile performance-based outdoor video installation examines the lines between private and public, voyeurism and exhibitionism….

Various Locations
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Carter

Erased James Franco

Denied the charged interplay with other actors, Franco adopts a strangely flat affect, imbuing the film with a dialectic quality….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Kalup Linzy

Churen Trading Mess: Conversations Wit De Churen Episodes I - VII

Rarely seen outside of gallery walls, Linzy’s satirical narratives are inspired by television soap operas, telenovelas, and Hollywood melodramas….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Crock: The Motion Picture

Luke Cage and Prescott Sheng

Over a decade later, Crock continues to vex audiences with its weirdly puritan perversity and disregard for cinematic conventions. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Hitoshi Toyoda

NAZUNA and spoonfulriver, Curated by Cinema Project

Toyoda has worked exclusively in the medium of slideshows, consisting of images taken in the course of his daily life, for the past decade….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Fawn Krieger

Dramas

This series of TV-commercial-length video vignettes, called Dramas, features narratives constructed with fake-real objects. …

Various Locations
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TBA:09

Time-Based Art is Happening 09:03:09 - 09:13:09

PICA’s seventh annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon, USA….

Various Locations
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Our City Dreams – A Film by Chiara Clemente

West Coast Opening Night Premiere

PICA, Film Action Oregon, and Pink Martini co-present the West Coast Premiere of Our City Dreams. Opening Night Premiere tickets include a post-show reception with director Chiara Clemente and the film’s music composer Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale….

Hollywood Theatre
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Cartune Xprez

2008 DVD Release Party

Performances by HOOLIGANSHIP, MEGA*CHURCH, and EXPLODE INTO COLORS…

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Cloud Eye Control

Under Polaris, with a special opening set by Janet Pants

Weaving seamlessly between performance, animation and theatre, Under Polaris is a multi-media quest through expansive arctic landscapes, mythical creatures and the ethereal Aurora Borealis….

Leftbank
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Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

“…portraiture in its purest form, as practiced by Titian or Rembrandt, only made with more recent technology for an audience that consumes its heroes on TV.”…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Mike Kelley

Day is Done (Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstructions #2–32)

Awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize in 2006 for his achievements, Kelley has had solo exhibitions at The Tate Liverpool, The Whitney Museum, and The Louvre….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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The City Dance Workshop

Join in a creative process developed by Anna and Lawrence Halprin known as the RSVP cycles….

Various Locations
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the back room

Swallowing Desire: An evening with Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn

The back room presents an intimate evening with TBA:08 visual artists Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn in conversation with Kristan Kennedy….

Podkrepa Hall
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Documenting Dance: Three Films

Directors Jacqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel

In three very different documentaries, Jaqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel explore the lives of dancers Anna Halprin and Véronique Doisneau. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Ryan Trecartin

I-Be Area

Dialogue and action spin out of control as the inhabitants of this emerging space communicate through helium-pitched, sing-song conversations and slapstick ritual….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
The Clinton Street Theater will play host to CARTUNE XPREZ, an awesome afternoon of animated videos with Hooliganship as your host.

Cartune Xprez

Curated by Peter Burr

The Clinton Street Theater will play host to CARTUNE XPREZ, an awesome afternoon of animated videos with Hooliganship as your host. …

Clinton Street Theater
Japanese experimental musicians Aki Onda and Fuyuki Yamakawa with Pablo de Ocampo (Artistic Director of Images Festival, Toronto).

CHAT

Moving Images: An exploration of Music and Film

Japanese experimental musicians Aki Onda and Fuyuki Yamakawa with Pablo de Ocampo (Artistic Director of Images Festival, Toronto). …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
In placing oneself both behind and in front of the lens, an artist creates an inescapable connection between the work and their own lives, regardless of the actual corollaries between that

Simple Actions & Aberrant Behaviors

Curated by Pablo de Ocampo

In placing oneself both behind and in front of the lens, an artist creates an inescapable connection between the work and their own lives, regardless of the actual corollaries between that “presence” caught on tape and the lives of the performers making those actions….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium