TBA Diaries: Tanya Tagaq, Nanook of the North


Arts & Books
Tanya Tagaq makes the body into a natural force—incoherent, wild, nigh on undeniable. Secondhand reports have placed her Saturday show as a bit subdued, but at PSU's Lincoln Hall on Friday, Sept. 12 as part of PICA's Time-Based Art Festival, Tagaq provided a live musical interpretation of 1922's partly-staged Inuit documentary Nanook of the North that was almost unhinged—in turns sexual, playful, ...   More
Monday, September 15, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA Diaries: Eisa Jocson, Death of a Pole Dancer and Macho Dancer


Arts & Books
Dressed in a pleather halter top and towering stilettos, eyes lined in black and lips painted red, Eisa Jocson clops into the BodyVox studio. She carries a bulky black bag over her shoulder. We’re in a circle around her, some sitting, some standing, many fanning themselves with their programs. The house lights are on. There is no music. Jocson’s heels thud against the floor.Jocson, a dancer from ...   More
Saturday, September 13, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

TBA Diaries: Samita Sinha, Cipher


Arts & Books
A woman’s voice floats down from somewhere above unseen. Samita Sinha is opening Cipher with a kind of call to worship as she rounds the third-floor balcony of the Winningstad Theatre. Her performance as part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival is a world premiere, and its greenness eventually shows. As the lights dim, Sinha calmly enters the stage, where a triangle has been set out in ...   More
Saturday, September 13, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

TBA Diaries: Opening Night, THEESatisfaction


Time-Based Art Festival
It’s Thursday night in an old warehouse, and I’m not entirely sure what I just walked into. There’s silver foil scrunched up on the walls, blue and purple lights casting giant silhouettes, and I swear somebody has neon-green hair that glows in the dark. One woman wears a floor-length down parka, 80-degree temps inside the building be damned. It’s opening night at Portland Institute for Contemporary ...   More
Friday, September 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Willamette Weekend: 17 Things to Do and See in Portland, September 12-14


Friday, Sept. 12 Time-Based Art Festival[PERFORMANCE] Perhaps the third time is truly the charm. That’s, at least, what this year’s Time-Based Art Festival suggests. This is festival director Angela Mattox’s third go-around with the genre-busting bonanza of performance, music, visual art and film—the fest itself, produced by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, has been ...   More
Friday, September 12, 2014 WW Culture Staff

A Matter Of Time

The Time-Based Art Festival shows some moxie.

Perhaps the third time is truly the charm. That’s, at least, what this year’s Time-Based Art Festival suggests. This is festival director Angela Mattox’s third go-around with the genre-bus   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Near Dark

Tim Hecker isn’t a tortured soul. He just plays one on record.

Music Stories
Sound artist Tim Hecker spends a lot of interviews correcting misconceptions about himself, chief among them that he is not a 19th-century European vampire. It’s an understandable mistake, rea   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PICA Announces Lineup for 2014 Time-Based Art Festival

Updated: the festival's late-night social hub will be located in inner southeast Portland.


Arts & Books
Inuit throat singers, modernist sculptures made of Pontiac cars and elderly Portlanders’ sex lives: The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has announced the line-up for this year's Time-Based Art Festival, which takes place on September 11-21. The annual 10-day spree of theater, dance, visual art, film and music (and other things not so easily categorized) is again globe-spanning, ...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

TBA Diaries: Mariano Pensotti, Sometimes I Think, I Can See You


Arts & Books
On Thursday, I was a poet. A poet who supported herself by waiting tables at Applebee’s and whose love for Jay-Z was rivaled only by an obsession with Public Enemy. I came from Indiana, where my grandparents still live, on a farm. I had a sister who was always setting me up on blind dates and always with terrible men. Men who didn’t ride bikes. Who only drove. Who voted Republican.On Thursday, ...   More
Sunday, September 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

TBA Diaries: Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, And lose the name of action


Arts & Books
If you saw Miguel Gutierrez’s show, Heavens What Have I Done, at last year’s Time-Based Art Festival, you might feel like you know the dance artist. That solo work found Gutierrez monologuing, at a mile-a-minute pace, about politics, Plato and the pompousness of performance art, all the while dressed in clown makeup and a rainbow-striped costume. He was bombastic and unruly, to be sure, but he ...   More
Thursday, September 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON


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