Resurrectory Performance Photo by Basil Childers
Tonight is the last night of The
by the Liminal performance group at the brand new Portland
This is PAC's second show, an interactive theater performance
based around the famous Burke/Hare serial murders. It was a provocative choice, especially
for an institution that has devoted its main gallery space to installation art. This is a time when Portlanders are a little sensitive to visual arts programming being
cut to focus on performance art. ...bait and switch...grumble...
So is it theater or installation art? Good question
.but you simply have
to see legendary local filmaker Jim Blashfield's video projection work.. Blashfield
did those great Peter Gabriel videos in the 80's.
One tip, definitely be there early (they were turning em away last night) for
the performances (8-10PM) and use it as an impetus to discuss the different
demands of installation art and set design. They can be the same but not always.
Yes, PAC is doing some solid (if perplexing) things
but their plans for
an expanded space in Chinatown and the critical appointment a new board of directors
make this a young institution with a future.
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