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

Ohad Meromi

Rehearsal Sculpture, Act II: Consumption

Exhibition Open:

Meromi creates an architecture for action, in which visitors are invited to form their own troupe to interpret and perform scenes from his “Stage Exercises for Smokers and Non-Smokers.”…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Kate Gilmore

Sudden as a Massacre

Exhibition Open:

In a private performance for the camera, a quintet of women will tear apart an enormous cube comprised of more than 5,050 pounds of wet clay. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

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

Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen

Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It

Exhibition Open:

The Fix It office will both produce the publication September, a daily art historical broadside specially produced for TBA:11, and be an active space where the artists will work on site to correct, revise and compile errata from previous editions of the paper….

Washington High School

Occupation/Preoccupation

Songs in Wartime

Exhibition Open:

The United States has over 700 military bases on foreign soil in sovereign countries where we have no declaration of war. This project unites musicians, researchers and music-lovers to gather covers by American musicians of songs that originate from each of these places….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Claire Fontaine

U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt)

Exhibition Open:

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist, founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a “readymade artist” and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people’s work….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Halsey Rodman

Towards the Possibility of Existing in Three Places at Once

Exhibition Open:

Rodman’s installations use different forms of near-identical objects, creating a sense that despite their concrete physicality, something about them remains unresolved and unfixed. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Whoop Dee Doo

Exhibition Open:

An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists wildly diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

WARNING: FOR LAUGHTS -- NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE

Exhibition Open:

We’d apologize, but that’s sort of our goal every time we do what we do—you know, create an empty vessel you can fill with your own nonsense. Go ahead, knock yourself out. Is that a joke? Uh, no, not
that I’m aware of. …

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

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

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

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

Vockah Redu

More than your typical hip-hop act, Vockah Redu and the Cru set the stage for a sweaty, hands-down, booty-up good time, transforming any party, bar, or dance floor in your neighborhood….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Beyondadoubt

Expect high-powered booty originals and a Southern storm of her Bounce and Memphis favorites, remixed for the dance floor….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

zoe | juniper

A Crack in Everything Installed

A live performance and video installation that invites the audience deeper into the world of the company’s dance….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall

TBA:11 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:11.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Michel Groisman

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

Washington High School

Halsey Rodman Artist Salon

ON SIGHT Salon

Halsey Rodman will discuss his time-based sculptural paintings that exist as copies with no original….

Washington High School

Kyle Abraham

The Radio Show

The loss of a community radio station and the impact of Alzheimer’s on a family, seen through contemporary choreography and classic soul and hip hop recordings….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Shantala Shivalingappa

Namasya

A program of four solo dances, including collaborations with renowned choreographers Pina Bausch and Ushio Amagatsu; as well as works by Savitry Nair and Shivalingappa….

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Taylor Mac

Comparison Is Violence or The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook

Mac arrives in a flourish of sequins with his newest show, in which he dissects the darker side of comparison with songs from Bowie and Tiny Tim….

Washington High School

Rude Mechs

The Method Gun

A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy, and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life….

Imago Theatre

Fast Weapons Presents

Featuring No Age, Dangerous Boys Club, Ghost Mom, Harry K, Nudity in Groups, John Wiese, DJ Linoleum, Sick Jaggers, and more….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Yukio Suzuki

Dance Technique Workshop

Performer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki leads a Butoh-based workshop emphasizing the unique characteristics of each mover and communication with others through the body….

Conduit

The Art of Work Noontime Chat

Artists Ed Purver and Tim DuRoche discuss their project The Hidden Life of Bridges with Tony Lester, the Multnomah County Bridge staff who helped to create the project through RACC’s intersections residency program. Moderated by Peggy Kendellen of RACC….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Patrick J. Rock Artist Talk

ON SIGHT Salon

Patrick Rock talks about male-ness, artist-ness, and fun-ness.

Washington High School

tEEth

Home Made

A male and female duo explore the fine balance between tenderness and hostility, where playfulness becomes manipulation and exploration shades into aggression….

New Expressive Works

Ten Tiny Dances

Ten Tiny Dances presents its 25th performance! For this special event, producer Mike Barber brings you a lineup of hits from the past nine years of tiny dances, joined by visiting main stage artists from TBA….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Abraham.In.Motion Workshop

Dance Technique

Classes taught by A.I.M emphasize four specific core values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition. …

Conduit

Life and Cabaret Noontime Chat

Cathy Edwards talks with performer, writer, and director Taylor Mac about his theatrical concerns, his approach to social commentary, and his aesthetic of the fabulous….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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

Listening Lab Noontime Chat

Musicians Sarah Dougher and Claudia Meza share their “essential listening” list, contextualizing their own work within the larger history of American 20th century avant-garde….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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

All Together Now Noontime Chat

Rude Mechs

Ensemble theatre company Rude Mechs discuss their collaborative approach to creating multi-disciplinary performance with Fusebox Festival Director Ron Berry….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Andrew Dinwiddie

Get Mad at Sin !

A carpet-pacing, pulpit-pounding performance reanimating an out-of-print vinyl record of a sermon by the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart….

Washington High School Revival Tent

Kyle Abraham

Live! The Realest MC

A solo dance that tweaks Pinocchio’s plight to be a “real boy,” to explore gender roles in the black community and societal perspectives of the black masculinity through hip hop and celebrity culture. …

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

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

Just for Laughs Noontime Chat

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES and Kristan Kennedy in conversation about how artists and curators use their “voices” to talk about work, money, and the world….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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

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

Sarah Dougher

Fin de Siècle: Three plays by Leslie Scalapino, with music for five voices and small ensemble

Three experimental poem-plays by the late Leslie Scalapino, staged with a small ensemble of instruments and singers….

Washington High School

NEW MUSICS

NEW MUSICS invites Portland’s most exciting sound scientists and pop adventurers to collaborate with some of the city’s under-sung traditional music ensembles. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

The Global Body Noontime Chat

Rachid Ouramdane

Rachid Ouramdane explores global and political anxieties through the body in his conceptual dance works. In conversation with Cathy Edwards….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

zoe | juniper

A Crack in Everything

A meditation on the moments that divide people’s lives into linear experiences of time, played out through 3-D animation, atmospheric lighting, and compelling choreography….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall

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

Catch

A performance showcase featuring work by the most exciting Portland and New York artists, including Luciana Achugar, Oregon Painting Society, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and more….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Dancing in the Streets Noontime Conversation

Noontime Chat

Matsue Okazaki of Offsite Dance Project and Malina Rodriguez of Dance Truck discuss their shared interest and experience in presenting dance in nontraditional locations….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Distillery Row Happy Hour

The Distillery Row artisans will host a Friday night happy hour at THE WORKS beer garden, mixing special drinks and sharing their local spirits….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Rachid Ouramdane

World Fair

World Fair blends movement and video to present the body as a bank able to record, erase, or register different ingredients of modern reality and national identity….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Big Terrific

Big Terrific is a weekly comedy show in Brooklyn hosted by Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Zoe Scofield Workshop

Dance Technique

Zoe Scofield offers a rigorous, deep, and intellectually challenging class including set exercises and structured improvisation inspired by Ashtanga Yoga, Gaga Gyrokenesis, and contemporary ballet….

Conduit

Tiny TBA

Tiny TBA is a mini-festival within a festival that refuses to draw the line between kids and adults. Bring your families for open gallery hours and take part in activities led by TBA Festival artists and community volunteers….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Passing the Torch Noontime Conversation

Noontime Chat

PICA’s outgoing Artistic Director Cathy Edwards reflects on her three-year tenure with the TBA Festival, in conversation with PICA’s soon-to-be-announced incoming Artistic Director….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Mike Daisey

All the Hours in the Day

A live, 24-hour monologue that spans the globe, weaving together stories from every time zone into an electric road movie for our time. …

Washington High School

Dance Truck

Revelers will be treated to intermittent dance performances by local and visiting artists, empty truck beds for makeshift dance floors, and specials on Southern treats like mint juleps and boiled peanuts….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

tEEth Workshop

Multi-disciplinary Performance

A class that incorporates contemporary dance technique, composition, and improvisation, as well as repertory material from the company’s acclaimed Home Made. …

Conduit

Closing Night Dinner

Join us on closing night to celebrate the moveable feast that was TBA…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen

ON SIGHT Salon

From their TBA:11 office, the artist duo will share insight into their collaborative practice and their fascination with alternative histories….

Washington High School

Fallen Fruit Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Using fruit as a lens, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood and new forms of located citizenship and community….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

It’s All A Blur Curator Walkthrough

Explore work by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dale Hoyt, and Tony Labat with exhibit curator Justin Hoover….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery + Project Space

Kelsey Snook/Living With Our Time Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Living With Our Time is a design collective that invites the public to become active contributors in the process and surrounding environments….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Lucy Lippard Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Lucy Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist, and curator….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Sara Greenberger Rafferty Lecture

PSU Studio Art MFA Lecture Series

Sara Greenberger Rafferty (TBA:07) is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer whose work mines the rough edges of comedy, identity, and accident….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Ohad Meromi Artist Talk

ON SIGHT Salon

Ohad Meromi will talk about kibbutzim, utopian ideals, and social sculpture….

Washington High School

Center for Tactical Magic Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

The CTM works magic through community-based projects, daily interdiction, and the activation of latent energies toward positive social transformation….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex

Peter McCaughey Lecture

PSU Art & Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Peter McCaughey is an artist and lecturer in Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art….

PSU: Shattuck Hall Annex