TBA 2015 Diaries: Holcombe Waller's "Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title"


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Events at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral inevitably assume a certain spiritual significance. Holcombe Waller's Requiem Mass was no different.Even newcomers who are skeptical of organized religion can hardly help being awed by the century-old Gothic edifice. And those skeptic were likely a sizable share of the audience crowding Waller's Requiem Mass:LGBT/Working Title last Friday ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2015 JAY HORTON

TBA 2015 Diaries: Experimental Sound Artist Aki Onda


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Experimental sound artist Aki Onda’s set at the Time Based Arts Festival on Monday night played like a montage of all of the sounds that you never want to hear in a horror movie.Loud, buzzing static, distorted feedback loops, audio that sounded like it was from old Japanese news reels and clips of ripping, clattering, crashing and creaking sounds dominated the Japanese sound artist’s solo ...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 KAITIE TODD

TBA 2015 Diaries: Michelle Ellsworth's "Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome"


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What would happen if the Y chromosome went extinct? Michelle Ellsworth preps herself for this possibility in her latest work Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, a combination of theater, dance and web-based presentation that she explains started because of two events in 2003 that changed her life. First, she read an article article in the New York Times titled Incredible Shrinking ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2015 KAITIE TODD

TBA 2015 Diaries: Ten Tiny Dances


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Ten Tiny Dances is anything but tiny.The show gives ten choreographers one 4-by-4-foot stage and the results are usually mind-blowing. Or at least mind-fucking. In its 37th iteration, the best part of the show at PICA's Time-Based Art Festival this year was a thin ribbon of blue paint dripping from a suspended cube onto James Healey's pale, naked chest. Or it was how Michelle Ellsworth looked ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2015 ENID SPITZ

PICA's Time-Based Art 2015 Lineup Announced


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Reggie Watts' dance partner, an opera set designer who's obsessed with tiny model cities and a Japanese composer who favors cassette Walkmen are just a fraction of this year's Time-Based Art Festival. PICA announced the program for its annual, 10-day fest, which will take over the city Sept. 10-20 with a mix of dance, visual arts, concerts, multimedia experiments and urban pop-up performances. ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ENID SPITZ

TBA Diaries: Jack Ferver, Mon, Ma, Mes


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Everyone wants to collaborate with Jack Ferver. Or so says the New York-based performer in his solo work, Mon, Ma, Mes, part of this year’s Time-Based Arts Festival. With huge, animated hand gestures and a grandiose way of talking about himself, Ferver makes himself out to be both a cheerful and pretentious narcissist, spouting off his accomplishments with an excited smile. But this is all for show, ...   More
Saturday, September 20, 2014 KAITIE TODD

TBA Diaries: Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort, Germinal


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In most live performance, there’s a tacit contract between performers and audience. There are plenty of ways artists try to bust apart that contract—we’ve all suffered through failures of audience interaction—and play with the rules of the theater.But Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort's Germinal, currently receiving its U.S. premiere at the Time-Based Art Festival, does something much ...   More
Friday, September 19, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON


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