Tere O’Connor Dance

LAWN

“O’Connor is a master at creating dream worlds in which gears shift abruptly and often….Like the…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Ros Warby

Swift

“[Warby’s] work reveals a mature level of eclecticism, elegance, and downright quirkiness. Remarkable and satisfying –…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Donna Uchizono

The Salon Project

“…in devising movements and putting them together in unexpected ways, Donna Uchizono has ranked high on…

Conduit

Cie Felix Ruckert

deluxe joy pilot

“…probably the most radical choreographer in Europe.” – Ballettanz “Tip: Interaction (or lack of it) depends…

Machineworks

Dariush Dolat-shahi

In Concert

“A masterful performer.” – The New York Times “…epic…raw power through grand gestures….” – Perry Goldstein,…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Manuel Pelmus

Punct Fix

Romanian choreographer Manuel Pelmus arrives in Portland for the first time to present Punct Fix, a…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Never Felt Better/I, Composer/Dred Violin

“(Roumain has) a keen sense of how to create abstract shapes crossing cultural boundaries… combining visceral…

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium

Bill Shannon aka CrutchMaster

Spatial Theory

“He is a moonwalker, a daredevil version of Chaplin’s Little Tramp.” – Boston Globe “Bill Shannon’s…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall

Hinterland Theater Association

The Wreck of the St. Nikolai

“The Black Cat Orchestra succeeded in creating what can only be described as a dream cabaret,…

Bodyvox Dance Center

Coco Fusco

The Incredible Disappearing Woman

“She kicks postcolonialist rhetoric in the teeth, [and] blurs the boundaries of performance.” – Dayna McLeod,…

Scottish Rite Center

TBA TADA! 2004

One glorious night in support of PICA’s 2004 TBA Festival

Join us for a special concert by TBA 2003 artist Daniel Bernard Roumain Because the party…

Park Place Condominiums
Meet PICA artist and residence Matthew Day Jackson and contribute your voice to his project.

PICA BBQ

Matthew Day Jackson : Artists in Residence

Meet PICA artist and residence Matthew Day Jackson and contribute your voice to his project….

Corberry Press: Building A
The Music Population Orchestra will perform right in the middle of the street for August's First Thursday! For Free!

Music Population Orchestra

Free Outdoor Concert

The Music Population Orchestra will perform right in the middle of the street for August’s First Thursday! For Free!…

PICA at West End
A multi-media exhibition celebrating what is rapidly becoming the

ILLEGAL ART

Illegal Art

A multi-media exhibition celebrating what is rapidly becoming the “degenerate art” of a corporate age. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
The film installations of British East-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas are metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and family through diverse time periods and works of art.

SUTAPA BISWAS

Birdsong

The film installations of British East-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas are metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and family through diverse time periods and works of art….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
As part of an ongoing collaboration, Desktop is a diorama of a virtual environment that pulls freely from the vocabularies of computer technology, new media, and contemporary art practice.

BLANC & BOVEE

Desktop

As part of an ongoing collaboration, Desktop is a diorama of a virtual environment that pulls freely from the vocabularies of computer technology, new media, and contemporary art practice….

Campbell

BETH CAMPBELL

Some Things Change

Campbell’s single-channel piece is a voyeuristic view into a personal history playing out with multiplying endings….

Corberry Press: Building B

PICA BLOG & TBA RADIO

PICA BLOG & TBA RADIO

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

Various Locations
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. …

Various Locations
Advance registration is required for all workshops, call the TBA Central Box Office 503.224.PICA. Workshops included in all levels of TBA Passes. $10 mem / $15 gen

TBA:06 WORKSHOPS

TBA:06 Workshops

Advance registration is required for all workshops, call the TBA Central Box Office 503.224.PICA. Workshops included in all levels of TBA Passes. $10 mem / $15 gen…

Various Locations
While in Ho Chi Minh City, Fletcher re-photographed The War Remnants Museum including its wall tags and supporting documents for what the Vietnamese call The American War.

HARRELL FLETCHER

The American War

While in Ho Chi Minh City, Fletcher re-photographed The War Remnants Museum including its wall tags and supporting documents for what the Vietnamese call The American War….

Corberry Press: Building A
For this beautifully simple performance/installation, Stan

STAN’S CAFE

Of All The People In All The World

For this beautifully simple performance/installation, Stan’s Cafe will bring 300 million grains of rice to Portland, a grain for every person in the United States….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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
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……

Tsong has been interested in the layered meanings of the words alien, stranger, and other.

EDIE TSONG

Telecommunity Portrait

Tsong has been interested in the layered meanings of the words alien, stranger, and other. …

This single-channel video installation was shot in a free after-school center in Dubrava, a suburb of Zagreb, Croatia.

JOHANNA BILLING

Magical World

This single-channel video installation was shot in a free after-school center in Dubrava, a suburb of Zagreb, Croatia. …

Corberry Press: Building B
This pirate radio station and walk-in jukebox is devoted to auditory pick-me-ups. Check out 96.7 FM

RED76

Travelers and Record Sound System

This pirate radio station and walk-in jukebox is devoted to auditory pick-me-ups. Check out 96.7 FM…

The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
A four-part single channel video work depicting

THEO ANGELL

Toungues and Snowk

A four-part single channel video work depicting “the burn,” a massive section of Oregon forest destroyed by natural fires in 2003….

Corberry Press: Building B
This major new work and multi-channel video installation explores how sexuality was defined in Balkan pagan traditions.

MARINA ABRAMOVIC

Balkan Erotic Epic

This major new work and multi-channel video installation explores how sexuality was defined in Balkan pagan traditions. …

Corberry Press: Building B
Paradise Now!

MATTHEW DAY JACKSON

Paradise Now!

Jackson presents a proposal for the beginning of a post-apocalyptic earth in which the wrongs of our past can be rectified….

Corberry Press: Building A
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….

Various Locations
PNCA Art History Professor, Isaac Peterson, leads a two day crash course in visual art criticism

WORKSHOP

Isaac Peterson: Visual Art Criticism

PNCA Art History Professor, Isaac Peterson, leads a two day crash course in visual art criticism …

Ecotrust
Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland

JOHN KING

Extreme Guitar Orchestra

Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland’s music community with a unique concert staged on the steps of Pioneer Courthouse Square. FREE!…

Pioneer Courthouse Square
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
Following John King

MUSIC POPULATION ORCHESTRA

MPP

Following John King’s Extreme Guitar Orchestra performance in Pioneer Square, join us… …

The Works at AudioCinema
Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland...

SMALL SAILS

Small Sails

Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland……

The Works at AudioCinema
A series of casual discussions with artists, creative thinkers and TBA audiences. Included in all levels of TBA Passes, free for PICA Members, $5 general at the door.

TBA:06 CHATS

TBA:06 Chats

A series of casual discussions with artists, creative thinkers and TBA audiences. Included in all levels of TBA Passes, free for PICA Members, $5 general at the door….

Various Locations
PICA's Guest Artistic Director Mark Russell and Visual Art Program Director, Kristan Kennedy, talk about this year

CHAT

TBA:06 In a Nutshell

PICA’s Guest Artistic Director Mark Russell and Visual Art 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)

JAMES YARKER

LECTURE: Why be a professional artist?

Why do you want to be an artist? Why do you want to do it professionally?…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman.

YUBIWA HOTEL

CANDIES Girlish Hardcore

Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman….

Artists Repertory Theatre: Second Stage
Drawing from recent experiences as NASA

LAURIE ANDERSON

The End of the Moon

Drawing from recent experiences as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, Anderson uses song, stories, and original electronic music to suggest the symmetry between journeys in……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
From the humble starting point of an artist

VIVARIUM STUDIO/PHILIPPE QUESNE

The Itching of the Wings

From the humble starting point of an artist’s flat and recording studio, Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio create a multi-tiered whimsical revue about flying and falling….

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start.

SHAKY HANDS

Shaky Hands

The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start….

The Works at AudioCinema
Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances.

SCOUT NIBLETT

Scout Niblett

Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances….

The Works at AudioCinema

WORKSHOP

Universes: Poetry in Performance

The artistic directors of Universes lead students on a journey from page to stage, beginning a…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
The artists of Vivarium Studio chat with PNCA Professors Linda Kliewer and David Eckard about their work and contemporary performance in France.

CHAT

The View from France

The artists of Vivarium Studio chat with PNCA Professors Linda Kliewer and David Eckard about their work and contemporary performance in France….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Feelings of melancholy and intrigue permeate Billing

JOHANNA BILLING

Films

Feelings of melancholy and intrigue permeate Billing’s films which represent changing societies and the emotions people lose touch with….

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

PICA will be holding an opening reception with various TBA Artists in attendance for this year’s TBA Festival Visual Art program.

Corberry Press: Building A
...dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and relationships through diverse time periods and works of art.

Sutapa Biswas

Films

…dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and relationships through diverse time periods and works of art. …

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues...

UNIVERSES

Universes

Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues……

The Works at AudioCinema
6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party.

DANCEPOD

dancepod

6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party….

The Works at AudioCinema
Ten short talks by invited guests about their direct or indirect experience with the American War in Vietnam. Stay for the duration or drop in. In conjunction with Harrell Fletcher

CHAT

Come Together/Social Action

Ten short talks by invited guests about their direct or indirect experience with the American War in Vietnam. Stay for the duration or drop in. In conjunction with Harrell Fletcher’s exhibition, The American War. …

Corberry Press: Building A
Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between

ALL AGES DANCE-O-RAMA

All Ages Dance-o-Rama

Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between “kid” and “adult,” and visuals made by and for kids……

The Works at AudioCinema
...features an original score written and recorded by Laurie Anderson with additional vocals by singer/performer Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons).

LAURIE ANDERSON FILM

Hidden Inside Mountains

…features an original score written and recorded by Laurie Anderson with additional vocals by singer/performer Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons)….

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum

WORKSHOP

Vivarium Studio: Staging/Set Design

Philippe Quesne, artistic director of Vivarium Studio, will conduct a demonstrative workshop on staging and set…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay

DEBORAH HAY

Room

Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project in Findhorn, Scotland. …

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Theatre
Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of...

FLESHTONE

Fleshtone

Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of……

The Works at AudioCinema

NEAL MEDLYN

Neal Medlyn will drink poison until he dies.

Neal Medlyn, the Paris Hilton of Performance Art……

The Works at AudioCinema

WORKSHOP

Brede Rorstad: The New Economy of Chamber Music

There was a time when classical music didn’t automatically mean white collar and music spoke to…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
The focus of this panel is the development of new strategies to nurture and sustain the Creative City.

CHAT

Creative Cities Forum

The focus of this panel is the development of new strategies to nurture and sustain the Creative City….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Mark Russell will talk about his own experience of the history of performance and its future. Writer Matthew Stadler may ask some questions. We will see what happens.

MARK RUSSELL

LECTURE: The Bridge

Mark Russell will talk about his own experience of the history of performance and its future. Writer Matthew Stadler may ask some questions. We will see what happens….

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium
Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they...

KIKI & HERB

Kiki & Herb

Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms.

ODOKA

Oregon Department of Kick Ass

On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms….

The Works at AudioCinema
Portland

Holcombe Waller

Portland’s Holcombe Waller has been writing, recording and performing music for the past 15 years……

The Works at AudioCinema
Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs.

NEAL MEDLYN & KENNY MELLMAN

Kenny Mellman + Neal Medlyn = R. Kelly

Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs….

The Works at AudioCinema

WORKSHOP

Stan’s Cafe: Form/Content/Form

Stan’s Cafe Associate Directors, Amanda Hadingue and Craig Stephens, lead a practical workshop sharing improvising and…

Conduit
Artists Matthew Day Jackson, Sutapa Biswas, and Daniel Duford (PNCA), with Kristan Kennedy, and Stephanie Snyder.

CHAT

Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

Artists Matthew Day Jackson, Sutapa Biswas, and Daniel Duford (PNCA), with Kristan Kennedy, and Stephanie Snyder. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
...interplay between local/historical tradition and contemporary movements and ideas...

CHAT

Contemporary Polish Dance

…interplay between local/historical tradition and contemporary movements and ideas……

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life.

NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA

Poetics: a ballet brut

With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life. …

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall