TBA Diary: Offsite Dance

Offsite Dance On Thirteenth at TBA

Arts & Books
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

Jump Around

Climb inside an elephant’s rectum. It’s art.

“Don’t forget to close the flaps!” That’s the last thing you’ll hear as you climb into the rectum of a 20-foot elephant. Don’t worry: It’s art. Oscar’s Delirium Tremens is the star at   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 RUTH BROWN

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

TBA 2010: There Is Blood On Your iPhone

Arts & Books
I am writing this on a 12 inch Apple MacBook. Its sleek, light aluminum body and bright screen are the last word in cutting-edge product design, it responds to my every whim like some sort of genie and, if monologist Mike Daisey is to be believed, it was likely assembled by a 15-year-old working a 16 hour shift in an unthinkably massive factory in ShenZhen. The writing of The Agony and Ecstasy of ...   More
Sunday, September 12, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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

Recess! Our Top Picks for the Weekend of Sept. 4-6

FRIDAY 5 pm: Pre-party with the kiddies with Starfucker For a band whose name wouldn't even be printed in lesser publications, it's pretty awesome Starfucker is playing an all-ages show. Let us reassure you, hip parents, that the name is the only controversial aspect of this band. Now is the perfect time to cement your status as World's Greatest Dad and take your little one to enjoy the extremely ...   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: 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: Erased James Franco

When the couple behind me left the TBA Festival screening of Erased James Franco after 20 (long, long) minutes, every sinew of my body berated me for not doing the same. Sitting through this concoction requires an immense feat of willpower, on a par with James Franco's own heavy, labored attempts to show off this “favorite performance of any that I have ever done.” And for an actor ...   More
Monday, September 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

TBA Diary: Neal Medlyn's Her's a Queen

Enjoying Neal Medlyn's presentation of Her's a Queen last night at TBA's The Works required patience–a lot of patience. What was supposed to be a 30-minute opening act for Miguel Gutierrez's DEEP Aerobics dance party dragged on for over twice that long, and what many in the audience expected to be a hilarious interpretation of the endlessly entertaining career of Britney Spears turned out to ...   More
Thursday, September 10, 2009 Kate Williams


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