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TBA:17 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

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PICA at West End
Critical Mascara

Pepper Pepper

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara, “A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza,” returns for its fourth year serving a wild hybrid of…

PICA at Hancock
PMOMA

Libby Werbel

Portland Museum of Modern Art: Houseguest

Co-presented with Houseguest A weekend-long, build-it-ourselves outdoor modern art museum, artist Libby Werbel orchestrates an exhibition…

Pioneer Courthouse Square
Opening Night Dinner

TBA:16 Opening Night Dinner

There’s no place like home… gather with us at the PICA family table with friends and…

PICA at Hancock
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TBA:16 Volunteer Orientation

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PICA at Hancock
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Night Tripper

Ingri Fiksdal, Ingvild Langgård, Signe Becker

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

The Redd
THE WORKS 2005. Photo by Sally Schoolmaster.

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…

PICA at West End
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PICA Rooftop Party

Designed by Chris Israel

Kask (Grüner) & PICA team up for a sizzling beach-inspired fundraiser-party on PICA’s rooftop in downtown…

Mariano Pensotti

SOMETIMES I THINK, I CAN SEE YOU

“Pensotti has a fine facility with irony, with the fine balance between comedy and tragedy.” —British Theatre Guide…

PSU: Urban Center Plaza

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

Claudia Meza

Listening to Space: Sonic City PDX

Over thirty local musicians, composers, and sound artists have mapped out their favorite sonic spaces in Portland, creating an “audio tour” of the most interesting naturally occurring acoustic landscapes, concluding in a one-day live concert….

Water Avenue Project Lot

Offsite Dance Project

Edges

Three dynamic Japanese choreographers (Yoko Higashino, Yukio Suzuki, and Ho Ho-Do) dance in the Central Eastside Industrial District, under bridges, off of loading docks, and in newly-developing buildings….

Olympic Mills Commerce Center

David Eckard

©ardiff

From his portable stage before incidental audiences, Eckard echoes the cry and tactics of midway barker, medicine showman, and snake oil huckster….

Various Locations

Michel Groisman

Michel Groisman will lead audiences in participatory games and captivate their attention with graceful performances….

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

Jesse Sugarmann

Lido (The Pride is Back)

Exhibition Open:

Positioning three Chrysler minivans atop 42 inflatable airbeds, Sugarmann creates a slow-motion wreck….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Patrick J. Rock

Oscar's Delirium Tremens

Exhibition Open:

A forced-air-inflated, pink elephant-shaped, viewer-interactive jumproom, reflecting the ecstasy and absurdity of the modern artist….

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….

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Tesar Freeman

Gadsden

A contemporary reenactment of the iconic, pre-Betsy Ross flag, altered by the bias of current events and the slow revisions of time, will fly from Washington High School’s flagpole….

Washington High School

Michael Reinsch

Gallery Walk

Wearing a constructed gallery costume, Reinsch will wander throughout Portland accompanied by a gallery assistant as a living personification of the site of exhibition….

Various Locations

TBA:11 THE WORKS & OUTSIDE Preview

Erin Boberg Doughton, PICA’s Performing Arts Program Director offers her early insight into the 2011 artists of THE WORKS and TBA OUTSIDE….

Washington High School

Offsite Dance Project

On Thirteenth, Featuring Yukio Suzuki and Zan Yamashita

New Japanese choreographers explore and illuminate the hidden subtext of the overlooked urban landscape….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger

Untitled (Graves)

The artists will dig two holes deep and large enough for each man to lie in, and then tunnel between them to hold hands….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

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….

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C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds performs a series of original performances and interactions in, on, and around the Washington High School grounds….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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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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PLANTED!

A Labor Day Picnic with Slow Food Portland

On Labor Day, bring your neighborhood picnic to TBA and share in the making of community and the making of a feast….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Younger

Ethan Rose, Laura Gibson, and Ryan Jeffery

Audiences are invited to experience the artists’ live mixing from outside the gallery, where sound will spill out and projections will fill the windows….

PDX Contemporary Art

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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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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TBA CLOSING NIGHT

Featuring Brother and Sister and Flash Choir

Join us for our final night of TBA:08 where after three wonderfully inspiring years our Artistic Director Mark Russell bids us adieu….

Leftbank
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Brother and Sister

All Day Scavenger Hunt Concert

Brother and Sister have toured the Midwest and West Coast. Their most recent scavenger hunt was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis….

Leftbank
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Linda Wysong

Backyard Conversations

Linda Wysong is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in social practice performance, public art and installation….

South Waterfront AiR Studio
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Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio

Échantillons

A piece at the crossroads of performance, visual arts and theatre, Échantillons thwarts traditional frameworks of representation, and encourages a reconsideration….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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The City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin

Third Angle New Music Ensemble

With choreographers Linda K. Johnson, Cydney Wilkes, Linda Austin, and Tere Mathern and writer Randy Gragg.

Ira Keller Fountain Park
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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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Lecture/Presentation: David Bernstein

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Lecture/music presentation by David Bernstein on the music of the mid-1960s Bay Area scene, milieu of the Halprins….

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland
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Walking Tours: Lawrence and Anna Halprin’s Fountains

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Walking tours of the Halprin-designed plazas with Janice Ross, author of the biography, Anna Halprin Experience As Dance, Randy Gragg, and others….

Ira Keller Fountain Park
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City Club of Portland: Cultural Landscapes Panel

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Charles Birnbaum, director of the The Cultural Landscapes Foundation speaks at City Club of Portland on Lawrence Halprin’s landscapes in Portland….

The Governor Hotel
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Bright Lights City Discussion

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Carl Abbott and Randy Gragg offer two histories of the South Auditorium District, before and after urban renewal and Lawrence Halprin’s plazas….

Jimmy Mak’s
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Sojourn Theatre

BUILT, Directed by Michael Rohd

Sojourn blends performance and dialogue in this site-responsive participatory performance set in the heart of Portland’s emerging South Waterfront district….

South Waterfront Discovery Center
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Khris Soden

The Portland Tour of Tilburg

For TBA:08, Khris Soden invites you to join him on a historical and cultural walking tour of the city core of Tilburg, and you won’t even need to purchase a plane ticket….

PICA at West End
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Neighborhood Projects

A Lot Of _____

Neighborhood Projects will continue a multi-faceted set of public projects that include presentations, exhibitions, publications, posters, and much more….

The Pancake Clubhouse Historic Township and Activity Destination for the Living Arts (welcomes you)
8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons 
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT

TBA Opening Night is a Happening

All opening night events are free and open to the public.

8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT…

Various Locations
Gorman hopes to promote a connection between us and the spaces we build, evoking a personal response to urban spaces and city environments.

Justin Gorman

Results Under Action

Gorman hopes to promote a connection between us and the spaces we build, evoking a personal response to urban spaces and city environments….

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PICA's sixth annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon.

TBA:08

Time-Based Art is Happening 09:04:08 - 09:14:08

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

Stan Shellabarger

Stan Shellabarger

Stan Shellabarger’s performances explore time through the evidence of change, growth, and endurance. His process-oriented work focuses on basic physiological activities….

UrbanHonking writers present an interactive workshop/demonstration on Ultimate Blogger.

WORKSHOP

Ultimate Blogger: A "How To"

UrbanHonking writers present an interactive workshop/demonstration on Ultimate Blogger….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Lobby
Gary Wiseman abandons traditional modes of art making and presentation to bring his latest art project to the open spaces of the city.

Gary Wiseman

Tea Project: Self-portrait 1980 - 2007

Gary Wiseman abandons traditional modes of art making and presentation to bring his latest art project to the open spaces of the city….

Various Locations
Haircuts by Children is a whimsical performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, trust in the younger generation, and the thrills and chills of vanity.

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Haircuts by Children

Haircuts by Children is a whimsical performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, trust in the younger generation, and the thrills and chills of vanity….

Rudy’s Barbershop
Part performance, part installation, Liz Haley will connect herself to an analog polygraph machine while participants are invited to ask her what they wish.

Liz Haley

POLYGRAPH

Part performance, part installation, Liz Haley will connect herself to an analog polygraph machine while participants are invited to ask her what they wish….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Lobby
TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year

CHAT

TBA:07 In a Nutshell

TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell, Performing Arts Program Director Erin Boberg Doughton, and Visual Arts Program Director Kristan Kennedy talk about this year’s program of artists and events, and answer questions from the audience. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Throughout the Festival, groups of poets, actors and artists will read aloud from ten great works of American literature.

Reading Out Loud

Coordinated by Buck Skelton

Throughout the Festival, groups of poets, actors and artists will read aloud from ten great works of American literature….

Ryan Wilson Paulsen will be creating a series of postcards that will be sent to a mass of randomly selected people who form the once-a-year community that is the Time-Based Art Festival.

Ryan Wilson Paulsen

I'm Searching Too

Ryan Wilson Paulsen will be creating a series of postcards that will be sent to a mass of randomly selected people who form the once-a-year community that is the Time-Based Art Festival. …

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UrbanHonking.com is an online community run by three close friends: Jona Bechtolt, Mike Merrill, and Steve Schroeder who claim to have "accidentally" created an internet phenomenon.

Urbanhonking

Ultimate Blogger 3

UrbanHonking.com is an online community run by three close friends: Jona Bechtolt, Mike Merrill, and Steve Schroeder who claim to have “accidentally” created an internet phenomenon….

Various Locations
Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07!  Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer.

Dear PICA Friends

A letter from TBA:07 Artistic Director Mark Russell

Dear PICA Friends,

I am so excited that in a few days we will
open TBA:07! Tickets have been selling like
hot cakes and people are coming from all
across the world to see what PICA, Portland
and TBA have to offer….

Portland-based artist Mack McFarland teams up with film archivist Dennis Nyback to revamp our collective memory...

MCFARLAND & NYBACK

The Portland that Was

Portland-based artist Mack McFarland teams up with film archivist Dennis Nyback to revamp our collective memory……

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The Willamette River snakes through Portland and creates movement, boundaries and divisions.

DAVID ECKARD

Float

The Willamette River snakes through Portland and creates movement, boundaries and divisions. …

Willamette River
Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials!  Special thanks to Comcast.

TBA:06 TV COMMERCIALS

Watch the two new TBA:06 commercials! Special thanks to Comcast….

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Time-Based Art is happening. 
Sept 7-17, 2006.

TBA:06

09:07:06 - 09:17:06

Time-Based Art is happening.
Sept 7-17, 2006. …

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Adkins will show up at TBA Central every day at 2 pm...

BRAD ADKINS

OH YEAH OK

Adkins will show up at TBA Central every day at 2 pm……

A roving installation presented in the mobile exhibition space, THE UNIT...

BLANC & BOVEE

laptop

A roving installation presented in the mobile exhibition space, THE UNIT……

Various Locations

PICA BLOG & TBA RADIO

PICA BLOG & TBA RADIO

TBA Press Corps The TBA Press Corps is comprised of a group of volunteer artists, writers,…

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Eiko and Koma

Offering

Japanese-born performance legends Eiko and Koma abandon the stage to bring their latest work, Offering, to the public streets and open spaces of the city. Inspired by a very early form of Japanese paper theater, called kamishibai, that was presented out of suitcases by men who traveled between villages on bicycles, Offering blends intimacy, community, and elements of surprise with an intensity and refinement that has become a hallmark of their work. Performed outdoors and viewed from all sides, the piece invites viewers – young and old, avid theater-goers or not – to watch for a few moments or a few hours, from up close or from a distance. Each viewer is free to determine his or her own relationship with the dancers….

Jamison Square Park

Kenny Scharf

Multimundo 2000

Exhibition Open:

World-renowned pop-surrealist Kenny Scharf makes his first Portland appearance Wednesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Multimundo 2000,…

Nordstrom: Downtown Portland

1st Annual PICA Pool Party

Benefit for the Campaign for PICA

Hosted by Party Princess Courtesy of Crown Vista Events Entertainment and games all day including a…