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TBA Conversation: Dana Michel

With Lisa Jarrett

Dana Michel discusses complex performance work Yellow Towel and its explorations of race, gender, body politics,…

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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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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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Decibel Festival Night at The Works

Featuring: Lapalux, Strategy, Raica with Coldbrew Collective

Decibel Festival is proud to be curating three compelling audio/visual performances, each channeling a unique creative…

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Dana Michel

Yellow Towel

Ms. Michel explored black stereotypes with a stuttering body and voice. It was a bold production,…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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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…

PICA at West End
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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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Philippe Quesne

La Mélancolie des dragons

Seminal French director and TBA alum Philippe Quesne returns with the large-scale theater work La Mélancolie…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Amy O’Neal

Opposing Forces

O’Neal synthesizes complex themes with a cohesive, penetrating aesthetic. Her latest work transcends disciplines and boundaries….

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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…

New Expressive Works
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Dynasty Handbag

Good Morning Evening Feelings

…one of the most insanely funny, tone-perfect pieces of performance art I have seen in years. -…

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Beacon Sound Night at The Works

Bardo:Basho, Benoit Pioulard, and Apartment Fox

BEACON SOUND brings to TBA:15 an experimental night of music featuring performances by Benoit Pioulard, Bardo:Basho,…

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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…

PICA at West End
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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,…

PICA at West End
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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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Disoriented Comedy: Standup Comedy

Bri Pruett, Jenny Yang, D'Lo

DIS*O*RI*ENT*ED (ADJ). HAVING LOST YOUR BEARINGS; CONFUSED AS TO TIME OR PLACE OR PERSONAL IDENTITY. Disoriented…

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Radhouane El Meddeb / La compagnie de Soi

Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer

French-Tunisian Choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb carefully observed his mother and his aunts preparing couscous and the…

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Michelle Ellsworth

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome

Are we on our way to becoming a single-sex species? In Preparation for the Obsolescence, Ellsworth…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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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?,…

PICA at West End
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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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Ten Tiny Dances

TBA favorite Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) returns to the Festival this year! An experiment in confined…

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Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki

ke i te ki

Two exceptional and profoundly attentive sound artists. – Julian Cowley, The Wire In this duet performance,…

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Lu Yim

Devastation Melody

Portland-based Lucy Yim brings to TBA:15 a solo work of mourning and melancholia. From here they…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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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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S1 Night at The Works

S1 Presents: Zola Jesus (DJ Set), U.S. Hard / Contemporary, Coast2C

S1 is an artist-run project space in Northeast Portland. Since the summer of 2014, S1’s dedicated…

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Okwui Okpokwasili

Bronx Gothic

…deeply personal, real, and out there. – The New Yorker A solo creation at the intersection…

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex
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Tyondai Braxton

One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade – Washington Post Tyondai Braxton…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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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…

PICA at West End
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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),…

PICA at West End
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Nothing to You (Installation)

Exhibition Open:

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

Disjecta
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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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Critical Mascara

A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza is a competition celebrating community and creativity. Inspired by the…

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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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MPA

Nothing to You

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

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Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera

The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new. – Los…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Luke Gutgsell + Suniti Dernovsek

The Self Possessed + Leading Light

Get a glimpse of the Portland dance scene in this afternoon of two works by local…

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…

PICA at West End
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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…

PICA at West End
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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…

PICA at West End
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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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Live Riot: Singing We Must Rage! A Sing-Along

General Sisters and The Feminist Art Gallery with Emily Kingan, Melanie Valera, and other Alien She collaborators

Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message….

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keyon gaskin

its not a thing

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? (US Premiere)

Lauded Italian choreographer and theatre director Alessandro Sciarroni is known for his stagings that marvel and…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Holcombe Waller

Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title

Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title is a ceremonial choral work that deeply explores…

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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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,…

PICA at West End
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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

TBA:15 Opening Night!

The influential and relentlessly relevant rock band of mythical standing Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks kick…

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TBA:15 OPENING NIGHT DINNER

WITH FEASTWORKS

OPENING NIGHT DINNER AT THE WORKS! To kick off the first night of TBA:15, this year’s…

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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…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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TBA:15

The 13th Annual Time-Based Art Festival

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents the 13th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), September 10–20, 2015,…

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Stacy

Exhibition Open:

Stacy is curated by Stephanie Snyder and Wynne Greenwood. Opening reception: September 12, 4–8 p.m. at the Cooley. CULTURE-HEALING….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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Lisa Radon

INFINITY INCREASER

Exhibition Open:

A charged site. Ways and means. “…various little ways of changing things.” Project Website: infinityincreaser.com…

PICA at West End
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Emily Roysdon

Uncounted Futures

Exhibition Open:

The rhythm of a wave, a kaironic triangle, intuits another possible time.What goes unseen in time…

PICA at West End
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BLOODY MARY BRUNCHEON

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

Your forecast for the final day of TBA: Spicy, salty, and refreshing and bright with a…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Chanticleer Trü

Evelyn

Closing night at THE WORKS lights up the sky with an explosion of a million stars….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Jesse Sugarmann

We Build Excitement

Exhibition Open:

Dealership as monument. Jesse Sugarmann has been opening, and will continue to open, unsanctioned Pontiac dealerships…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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
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Aki Sasamoto

Skewed Lies

Exhibition Open:

PERFORMANCE IS A CRAFT and not a right, as some artists and related others would have…

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TBA:Coversation

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…

PICA at West End
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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;…

PICA at West End
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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,…

PICA at West End
TBA:14 Workshops

Workshop: Meryem Jazouli

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

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