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Takahiro Yamamoto

Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

WORLD PREMIERE: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in…

PICA at West End
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Sarah AbuAbdallah

ZeroZero

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Sarah AbuAbdallah will be in embedded within the festival,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Morgan Bassichis and Senior Energy

Protest Songs

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: An evening of protest songs to…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
dialogue

Morgan Bassichis

In Conversation Keith Hennessy

TBA artist Morgan Bassichis and Guest Scholar Keith Hennessy talk comedy, queer performance histories and strategies,…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Dead Thoroughbred

World Premiere: DT is peri-conceptual, dis-experimental, and a-nihilist. DT is a blackened performance that is never…

PICA
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Erin Markey

Boner Killer

Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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Fin de Cinema

Holocene Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror

Fin de Cinema is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland…

PICA
dialogue

Becca Blackwell

In Conversation with Shawna Lipton and bart fitzgerald

Becca Blackwell shares insights into the creation of They, Themself, and Schmerm, including themes of gender…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Manuel Solano

The Sigourney Weaver Jam Sessions

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: Through painting, performance and video, Manuel Solano’s…

PICA at West End
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Samiya Bashir

15 m = ?

Tight. Moving. Aural. Physical. Breath. Beat. Lost. Loose. Breathless. Minutes? Months? Meters? Monsters? Monograms? Macaroons? 15…

PICA
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Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming: Play

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series, Driscoll uses…

Imago Theatre
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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

Drawing on his versatile 3+ octave voice, videos, monologues, and songs, Joseph Keckler delivers highlights of…

PICA
dialogue

keyon gaskin & sidony oneal

with Sampada Aranke and Kemi Adeyemi

Dead Thoroughbred artists sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin discuss process, concept, collaboration and their new TBA…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Half Straddle

Ghost Rings

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Ghost Rings a narrative of friendship and family-making unfurls through a pop…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Sounds et al

Apperceptive Moment

Sounds et al presents Apperceptive Moment. Sound artists Ben Glas, Dolphin Midwives, Samson Stilwell and Amenta…

PICA
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SUPER TANTRUM

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy cvllerjerx (angelica maria millan lozano, maximiliano carlos – raphael…

PICA
Workshop

Maintain

with Mykele Deville

Through interactive discussion, this workshop will center the creation of performative works that unapologetically explore the…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Faye Driscoll

In Conversation with Rachel Carrico

Choreographer Faye Driscoll shares her creative process, collaboration with dancers, audience and artist co-creation, and the…

PNCA: Mediatheque
dialogue

Tina Satter

In Conversation with Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

Interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist and Reed alum Tina Satter joins Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly (Asst….

Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building, Reed College
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Luke George and Daniel Kok

Bunny

Dance provocateurs Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to…

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Theatre
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DJ Klyph

Champagne & Honey - Stakes Is High

Klyph once again curates a night of hip-hop music for the TBA festival featuring artists representing…

PICA
Lecture

Asking for a Diaspora

with Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

Creative duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile will facilitate a participatory discussion surrounding the history of…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Manuel Solano

with Roy Pérez

Interdisciplinary artist Manuel Solano and Roy Pérez (Asst. Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies, Willamette…

PNCA: Mediatheque
Lecture

d.a. carter & Robin Deacon

TBA:17 Guest Scholars d.a. carter and Robin Deacon present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
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Sara Magenheimer

I Collect Neglected Venoms

Part of Themselves curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: As part of an installation in…

PICA
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Tanya Tagaq

Retribution

Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Y.G.B.Portland // DUG

Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual…

PICA
Workshop

Brown Boy Feelings

with Ibrahim Ibrahim, Joti Mangatk, Juma Sei, Tyler White

This interactive, multimedia, youth-designed and -led workshop focuses on deconstructing the concept of masculinity by examining…

New Expressive Works
dialogue

Tanya Tagaq

with Angélica Millán and Chloe Alexandra Thompson

Internationally celebrated experimental vocalist and performance artist Tanya Tagaq joins Portland artist Angélica Maria Millán Lozano…

PICA at West End
Lecture

bart fitzgerald & madison moore

bart fitzgerald, Church in the Trap House This spring, rapper 2 Chainz announced his “Pretty Girls…

PICA at West End
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Demian DineYazhi

DEATH DANCE*

Part song and dance, part IBQTPOC prom, but mostly dedicated to honoring the labor and intelligence…

PICA
dialogue

Sara Magenheimer

In Conversation with Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan

Following this matinee performance, Sara Magenheimer joins PICA Visual Art Curator Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan,…

PICA at West End
dialogue

Dorothee Munyaneza and Holland Andrews

with Lisa Jarrett

Collaborators Dorothée and Holland met at the 2016 TBA Festival as part of PICA’s Creative Exchange…

PICA at West End
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Doomtown

Exhibition Open:

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

PICA
Delta

Delta

Exhibition Open:

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

PICA
ANN MAGNUSON, AND THE BONGWATER SONGBOOK

Ann Magnuson, and the Bongwater Songbook

A Special Performance For The Opening Of Steven Doughton's Delta

Exhibition Open:

Ann Magnuson and The Bongwater Songbook is a band and a performance art happening; a rare…

PICA
Alternative Endings, Radical Beginnings: Short Videos by Black Queer Artists Commissioned by Visual AIDS (NYC). World AIDS Day: Dec 1 2017 at PICA.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Curated by Vivian Crockett and Erin Christovale / Commissioned by Visual AIDS (NYC)

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

PICA
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SARAH SCHULMAN READING & Q&A: Conflict is Not Abuse

Moderated by Dana Ghazi

Writer Sarah Schulman discusses her controversial new publication, Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Doomtown Screenings: Charlie Ahearn

Exhibition Open:

In conjunction with our exhibitions Delta and Doomtown, we’re screening short films by Charlie Ahearn. Free…

PICA

Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival

Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival will be an all-ages, multi-cultural celebration that showcases and…

PICA
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Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium

Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium spans two immersive days of interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and live…

PICA
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Creative Exchange Lab: Meet The Artists

Spring 2018

Spend an evening with PICA’s Spring 2018 Creative Exchange Lab artists! Each artist-in-residence will share briefly…

PICA
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Meta Gala

A Fundraiser For PICA

The Meta Gala has arrived! Join us for a party with purpose. On the last Saturday…

PICA
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The Snake

Exhibition Open:

Exhibiting Artists: DB Amorin Judy Cooke Jessica Diamond Marcus Fischer keyon gaskin Daniel Godinez Nivón Kameelah…

PICA
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Ann Hamilton

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Cloth making—among the oldest forms of human cultural production—provides inspiration for Ann Hamilton’s multi-venue project, habitus, located at three sites: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Municipal Pier 9, and on social media. habitus weaves the mediums of text, textile, and image together for an imaginative and tactile exchange between artist and audience. As cloth swaddles us at birth and covers us in sleep; as a folded blanket can tell a story of trade; as a flag carries the symbol of a nation, Hamilton’s multi-venue exhibition invites us to touch and be touched by the fabric of human experience.

Centennial Mills
BETWEEN.

BETWEEN.

Exhibition Open:

Organized by Visiting Artistic Director Libby Werbel in collaboration with Sara Krajewski the Robert and Mercedes…

Portland Art Museum
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DANIEL GODÍNEZ NIVÓN: Artist Talk

Exhibition Open:

Part of The Snake In 2017, Daniel Godínez Nivón (Mexico City) made a project on a…

PICA
Gregg Bordowitz, Fast Trip, Long Drop (still), 1993. Producer, director, writer. 56 minutes, 16mm, Beta-SP. Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Gregg Bordowitz

I Wanna Be Well

Exhibition Open:

I Wanna Be Well is the first retrospective of the work of renowned American artist, activist, writer, and educator Gregg Bordowitz. The exhibition features Bordowitz’ seminal films and activist materials; rarely-seen sculptures and drawings; books, essays, and poetry; personal ephemera; and recent performance films. The title of the exhibition pays homage to the infamous punk band the Ramones, and to their 1977 album Rocket To Russia. Born in Brooklyn in 1964 and raised in Long Island, Queens, Bordowitz moved to Manhattan’s East Village when he was eighteen and came of age during America’s last great analog era. Over the last thirty years, Bordowitz has marshalled his prodigious intellect and artistic vision to analyze and confront oppression, shame, prejudice, and death—working across interrelated forms including film, essays, poetry, lectures, plays, and live performance. These investigations have allowed Bordowitz to assume different subject positions while addressing illness, existence, and love with profound intimacy and introspection. Bordowitz’ films, writings, and performances share a concern with pedagogies of healing and learning, while embracing doubt and vulnerability….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Opening Night Dinner 2018

Opening Night Dinner

Join friends and artists in toasting the first night of TBA:18 at the festival’s Opening Night Dinner! Chefs Matt Howard, Jeremy Larter, and Timothy Wastell (Field Day Feasts and Gatherings) will cook a spectacular family-style meal that embodies the farm-to-table movement that has shaped Portland’s culinary landscape for the past decade. These talented chefs have created a plentiful menu, featuring Baharat-spiced free-range chicken with smoked Japanese eggplant, mild habañero, hen egg bottarga; and charred cauliflower with oil-poached ceci bean, mustard greens, roasted Interlaken grapes and sesame dukkah, plus much more. Immediately following dinner, head into our TBA late-night hub to dance the night away with The Beautiful Street….

PICA
The Beautiful Street

The Beautiful Street

16th Annual TBA Festival Opening Night

To kickoff the 16th TBA Festival, step into the thriving Pacific Northwest street-and-club dance community and experience a 7-to-smoke freestyle dance battle, The Beautiful Street, where dancers will compete, round for round, in the styles of breakdance, hip-hop, house, locking, popping, vogue, waacking, and more. Celebrating individuality, creativity, and technique, freestyle dancers are fueled by the music, each other, and the crowd. This battle will engage and inspire. The dance battle will be followed by an epic dance party!…

PICA
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TBA Food

TBA Food brings together chefs, cooks, and artists who make space for community and inquiry through…

PICA
TBA Institute

Conversation: Karen Sherman

Karen Sherman joins PICA’s Erin Boberg Doughton (Artistic Director & Curator of Performance) for a conversation…

PICA
TBA Institute

Happy Hour Lecture: C. Riley Snorton

TBA Guest Scholar C. Riley Snorton (Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
ANTHEM

Milka Djordjevich

ANTHEM

Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity, and the desexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity, and sass. The work weaves together vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine posturing. Four women execute a repetitive, complex set of movements that evolves, as each rotates hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous.

PICA
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Let ‘Im Move Series Selections: A Study and This Is a Success

Let ‘im Move You is a series of works choreographed by jumatatu poe & Jermone Donte…

PICA