The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
The 10th annual Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) takes place September 6 to 16 at various Portland, Oregon, venues. The festival aims to bring together emerging and developed performance and visual artists, particularly those who challenge traditional forms and mediums. This year, works of art deal with issues of democracy, community, freedom of speech, identity, and home.
Featured performances include Big Art Group’s video-theatre piece The People—Portland, the UK’s Ant Hampton and Tim Etchelles in The Quiet Volume, Mexico’s Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol in El Rumor del Incendio and Asalto al Agua Transparente, dancer Miguel Gutierrez’s Heavens What Have I Done, dancer Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam, Andrew Dickson in Life Coach, Japan’s Kota Yamazaki of Fluid Hug-Hug in Glowing, Croatia and Serbia’s Perforations in New Performance from the Balkans, dancer Keith Hennessy in Turbulence (A Dance about the Economy), Sam Green and band Yo La Tengo in The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, Gob Squad’s theatre-film piece Gob’s Squad’s Kitchen—You’ve Never had it so Good, dancer Faustin Linyekula from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Le Cargo, Japan’s Chelfitsch in Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, musician Claudia Meza in Listening to Space: Sonic City PDX, Japanese musicians in Voices and Echoes from Japan, Laurie Anderson in Dirtday!, and a visual arts exhibit End Things curated by Kristan Kennedy.
Tickets to PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival are available online or by calling 503-224-7422.