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W.A.G.E. Lecture

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

W.A.G.E. advocates that fair payment practices be established for visual artists, performers, and independent curators in the United States….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Young Jean Lee Noontime Conversation

Unpacking THE SHIPMENT

Playwright and director Young Jean Lee discusses the nature of her process and her provocative new work THE SHIPMENT with artist Arnold J. Kemp….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Michelle Boulé Workshop

Contemporary Dance Technique

Boulé is a dance artist, teacher, and BodyTalk practitioner who has worked with Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Deborah Hay, and Donna Uchizono….

Conduit
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Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space, TTD is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance on a 4×4-foot stage….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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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
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Danielle Goldman Lecture

Close Encounters: Contemporary Dance and Theories of Intimacy

A professor at the New School in New York City, Goldman will pay particular attention to the choreographers presenting work at TBA:09….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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robbinschilds Noontime Chat

Working Together

Artistic partners Layla Childs and Sonya Robbins (robbinschilds), AJ Blanford, and A.L. Steiner compare notes on the collaborative process….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Meg Stuart Workshop

Improvisation as Strategy

In this master class, participants will explore techniques and strategies for developing material through improvisation….

Conduit

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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Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People

Last Meadow (World Premiere)

Mining movement and text from James Dean Last Meadow creates a non-narrative collage of an America where the jig is up and the dream has died….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

THE SHIPMENT

Subversive, sharp, and irreverent, THE SHIPMENT distorts stereotypes, and unsettles the audience’s certainties about race relations….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage
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TBA In a Nutshell Noontime Chat

PICA’s artistic staff Cathy Edwards, Kristan Kennedy, and Erin Boberg Doughton share their thoughts on the artists, ideas, and themes of TBA:09….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Gang Gang Dance

FREE Opening Night Performance

With strong ties to the visual art community and almost boundless creative energy, Gang Gang Dance grew out of the turn-of-the-century Null NY scene….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Kalup Linzy

Conversation Wit de Churen VII : Lil' Myron's Trade

Episode VII portrays the melodramatic life of Katonya and several other characters through misguided love affairs punctuated with dreams and distraction….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Ma Qiusha

From No.4 Pingyuanli to No.4 Tianqiaobeili

Ma Qiusha presents a simple confessional that explores the artist’s conflict with personal, parental, and societal pressures to be successful….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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robbinschilds + A.L. Steiner

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

robbinschilds presents a full-spectrum video with acutely visual live dance, set to a score by rock quartet Kinski and edited in succinct rainbow-hued sections….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Ethan Rose

Movements

Movements consists of over one hundred altered music boxes, carefully timed and methodically displayed across the gallery walls….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Antoine Catala

TV

Catala uses complex technology and simple physical transformation to alter television images in real time….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Stephen Slappe

We Are Legion

Slappe creates an army of costumed youth in a project that mines your photo albums for evidence of what he calls “contemporary cultural indoctrination.” …

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Peter Coffin

Untitled

Please ask the attendant about this work. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Brody Condon

Without Sun

Without Sun is an edited compilation of “found performances” of individuals on a psychedelic substance….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Jesse Hayward

FOREVER NOW AND THEN AGAIN

Several hundred painted, stackable boxes are presented for our collaboration in an installation intended for direct audience manipulation….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Johanna Ketola

The Walls Of My Hall, in collaboration with Jan Wolski

The Walls Of My Hall is a multichannel video installation referring to the human body as a place to exist—a structure—related to its built environment. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Fawn Krieger

National Park

National Park takes its cues from Lewis & Clark, museum dioramas, Superstudio, and the U.S.’s post-war middle-class tourism pastime, the roadtrip….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Brian Lund

Curated by Mack McFarland

Lund draws on two cinematic sources: Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Busby Berkeley’s choreographed dance sequences….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Robert Boyd

Conspiracy Theory

Set to a fast-paced dance track, the work functions as both a critique and parody while raising the question: what if all is not as it seems?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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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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No Such Place

Visual Art at TBA:09

Exhibition Open:

A collection of installations, exhibitions, projections, and gatherings by visual artists, projects are (mostly) located at Washington High School….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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Psychedelic Soul

Contemporary Reflections on the Masters

Psychedelic Soul includes a video installation by French artist Antoine Catala and a live performance by Brody Condon….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Fritz Haeg

Animal Estates Tours, Curated by Stephanie Snyder

2008 Whitney Biennial artist Fritz Haeg comes to Portland for a residency at Reed College, implementing his Animal Estates project throughout the region….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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SALON

Gallery Talk with Kristan Kennedy

Join Kristan Kennedy for a walk through of artist projects included in this year’s On Sight program….

Leftbank
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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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Superamas

BIG 3rd Episode (happy/end)

Superamas dig under the surface of representation to expose the power of desire for happiness and at the same time its total vanity….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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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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Philippe Quesne / Vivarium studio

L'Effet de Serge

Serge’s subtle and focused concentration on his own universe highlights the futility in our daily rituals yet exposes the pleasure and necessity of these routines.

Imago Theatre
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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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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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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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Mark Russell

NEXT

Mark Russell, Artistic Director of TBA for the last three years, will talk about: What is next? Plus a possible introduction of the next artistic director, for TBA:09….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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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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tiny tba with Greasy Kid Stuff

Indiekid Films, Anna Oxygen, Hot Little Hands, & Elizabeth Mitchell

Putting the “All” in All-Ages, tiny tba is a festival within a festival, sampling dance, music and film that refuses to draw the line between “kid” and “adult.”…

Leftbank
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Mega*Church

Mega*Church Loves You

MEGA*CHURCH is building an all loving spiritual revival for the 21st century. The religious sacraments are dancing and singing….

Leftbank
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Forced Entertainment

Quizoola!

A performance based on a text of 2,000 questions, the public is free to arrive, depart and return at any point during the six-hour performance….

Leftbank
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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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Lizzie Fitch Artist Salon

Visit with PICA Artist in Residence Lizzie Fitch and PICA’s Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy, for an informal gallery talk about Fitch’s installation, Big Skin….

Leftbank
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Tim Etchells

Lecture

Tim Etchells is artistic director of Forced Entertainment, one of the UK’s most respected and groundbreaking experimental theatre companies….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Superamas Noontime Chat

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us: Re-framing Pop Culture

Superamas, with the help of Mark Russell, dig under the surface of spectacle and pop culture to question our desires and expectations of happiness….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Mike Daisey Workshop

Without a Net

Try your hand in crafting and telling your own stories aloud, creating and shaping work as it happens….

Conduit
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Our Hit Parade

Hosted by Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn

Celebrities of the downtown NYC and greater PDX performance world are asked to interpret the week’s top of the charts hits LIVE on stage….

Leftbank
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Tim Etchells

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

Sight is the sense… is a long, free-associating monologue that tumbles from topic to topic to create a vast, failing iteration and explanation of the world….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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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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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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Cultural Landscapes Noontime Chat

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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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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Live Band vs. Ohmega Watts

Stumptown Showdown plus DJ Rev Shines of Lifesavas

Featuring jazzy riffs and fierce improvised originals, the band will trade songs and perform with Watts for a truly unique experiment in music….

Leftbank
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Mike Daisey

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

In his newest monologue, Mike Daisey tackles a story at the heart of our world today: the surprising, secret history of the Department of Homeland Security….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tim Crouch

ENGLAND, Performed by Tim Crouch and Hannah Ringham

ENGLAND enjoyed a sold-out run as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has gone on to receive three major awards including a Herald Archangel Award….

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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Cognitive Dissonance Noontime Chat

Exposing the tricks of the mind and the ills of society through visual and performative languages….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Nollifur

Nollifur is an analog synth dance pop extravaganza utilizing computer technology, video clips, splits, and an onslaught of sound….

Leftbank
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Root Beer and French Fry

Relying initially on pre-recorded sounds, samples, and drum machines, the group stumbled upon a system for generating short, catchy, poppy songs….

Leftbank
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Tiago Guedes

Materiais Diversos (Various Materials)

A meditation on the rediscovery of everyday materials, Materiais Diversos won the competition for Young Artists of the Portuguese Arts and Ideas Club….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tiago Guedes

Um Solo (A Solo)

Surreal, funny and moving, Um Solo spontaneously creates inner territory—a climate, a potentiality, an expectation….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)