TBA Diary: Offsite Dance

Offsite Dance On Thirteenth at TBA

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Some advice if you’re planning to see the Japanese company Offsite Dance Project at TBA: wear heels, no matter your height, and clothes in which you can comfortably stand, sit or kneel on pavement. If you’d like to bring a Siberian Husky as your date, that’s allowed, provided he or she enjoys site-specific performance and doesn’t mind crowds. You’re also allowed to bring children, although ...   More
Thursday, September 15, 2011 HEATHER WISNER

Time of Your Life

Our top picks for the first week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.

This Thursday marks the beginning of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s ninth Time-Based Art Festival, a 10-day rush of dance, theater, comedy, music, film, visual art and other assorted w   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Nobody Works Anymore: Twatch, Watch and Whistle

(Above: Oregonian columnist Chelsea Cain and Oregon icon Pennie Lane at Nordy's fashion show for PICA) TWATCH WATCH 2008 : The Twilight Kids (and Moms) weigh in on WW"s fashionable take on the most anticipated movie EVER ! At least they thought this: was better than this: DECEMBER MORN : The Decemberists pen a little ditty about Valerie Plame [mp3]? Who knew? [New York ] GOSSIP ...   More
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Byron Beck

PICA Announces 2009 Time-Based Art Festival Lineup

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art announced Friday the lineup for this year's Time-Based Art Festival. The Festival begins one week earlier this year, starting Labor Day weekend and running Sept- 3-13. Notable artists include Young Jean Lee, Amyro and the Slow Food Movement. This is the first year of new guest artistic director Cathy Edwards' tenure, and it has a very different tone from ...   More
Monday, April 27, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: Opening Night at The Works

It's hyperbole, but I mean it: This year's incarnation of The Works, the late-night venue of the TBA Festival, may be PICA's greatest achievement to date. In previous years The Works has set up shop in venues as diverse as the old Machine Works building on Northwest 15th Avenue (now an office building), a vacant warehouse (now offices), Audiocinema, Wonder Ballroom and the Leftbank project, but this ...   More
Friday, September 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: Gang Gang Gang Gang Gang Gang Dance

If it looks triumphal, fine. Whatever the recent pop turn on their recordings, Lizzi Bougatsos and Gang Gang Dance—though a member shy from their last Portland show—remained every bit as much the factory of pounding, muddy ecstasis as ever when they kicked off PICA's TBA fest at The Works last night, at the new old Washington High School space on Southeast 14th Avenue and Stark Street. Bougatsos ...   More
Friday, September 4, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA Diary: On the road with Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander is something of an evangelist for the cello, expanding it into previously unknown territories: in Middle-Eastern pop, say, or with the Mountain Goats, in noisy jazz ensembles with avant-jazz/new music composer John Zorn, or as leader of his own ensembles. Friedlander's new project, Block Ice and Propane, does not mark the first time that anyone has mined folk music from the perspective ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TBA 2010: Japanther vs. Night Shade at the Works

10 pm Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Works at Washington High School "I can't see your faces but I can feel your energy!" Love was in the air last night for the eighth annual TBA Festival's kickoff battle jam: frenzied Brooklyn fun-punks Japanther faced off against local shadow-puppeteers Night Shade for an adventure worthy, in all of its sweetness and sweat, of the hallowed halls of Washington ...   More
Friday, September 10, 2010 Caitlin Mccarthy

TBA 2010: The People's Biennial

Sunday, Sept. 12 at The Works at Washington High School: Sometimes in the art world, a duet becomes a duel. Such has often been the case between the forces of elitism and the voices for populism in modern and contemporary art. Do you need a Master's of Fine Art degree from a prestigious art school such as Yale or Pratt to deserve art stardom, or do good intentions count for something, too? ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

TBA 2010: Flooding With Love for the Kid

Monday, Sept. 13, Whitsell Auditorium: Flooding with Love for the Kid is a big screen adaptation of First Blood (that's the 1972 David Morell novel, in which Rambo is an asshole and dies in the end, not the 1982 film bastardization in which Sylvester Stallone is a hero and lives on for three sequels), filmed, acted, produced and edited entirely by one man in his apartment for $95.51. It's ...   More
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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