Fortunate days are ahead for the cheap and lazy. Tomorrow kicks off an amazing
month of art in Portland-no need to buy airfare, it’s all coming to us.
Festival provides an incredible opportunity to bask in the efforts of interesting,
thoughtful and engaging work. Wallow and take your fill – it only lasts
After you’ve made the rounds at First
Thursday (don’t forget about that!!) or taken in John King’s
Extreme Guitar Orchestra performance in Pioneer Square head down to the Hawthorne
Bridge via a People's Parade to see 2006 Oregon Biennial artist David Eckard’s
Float and then head for The Works for an opening night event.
Eckard will float
down the Willamette in a Rococo raft that will carry him on the rhythm of the
river as he speaks to the opposing shores and the river itself through gilded
megaphones. “With a sound composition created by Bobby Jones broadcast
through the sound systems of his volunteer “fleet” of boats, Eckard
links river traffic in an operatic moment of pageantry.”
Opening Night Events - Thursday September 7
Extreme Guitar Orchestra
Pioneer Courthouse Square
People’s Parade from Pioneer Courthouse Square to The Works
7:45-8:05 pm (starts at dusk)
David Eckard •
The Works @ AudioCinema
226 SE Madison
Free • 21+ Only • 8-9 pm
The Corberry Press building is the main location for visual arts activity opening
tomorrow and running through October 6/7. There you’ll find Harrell Fletcher,
Matthew Day Jackson, Marina Abramovic, Beth Campbell, Johanna Billing and Theo
The American War
Harrell Fletcher has re-photographed photographs, wall tags and other supporting
documents from the The War Remnants Museum in Vietnam. The American War debuted
in 2005 at Artpace, San Antonio, TX, and has since traveled to Solvent Space,
VA; the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T., MA and White Columns,
Some Things Change
A single-channel video that take on a voyeuristic view into a personal history
playing out with multiplying endings. Campbell creates inconsistencies within
space and time which become overbearing and intrude into the psychology of the
woman portrayed resulting in her complete dislocation of mind and body.
In this single-channel video installation children rehearse, in English, the
song Magical World in a free after-school center in Dubrava, a suburb of Zagreb,
Croatia. Billing presents a moment of renewal for a community still recovering
from political turmoil.
Balkan Erotic Epic
This major new work and multi-channel video installation explores sexuality
and eroticism in Serbian folklore.
Matthew Day Jackson
Sculpture, video, and massive amounts of deck wood round out this ambitious
installation by PICA’s artist in residence. “Repurposing image,
iconic symbols and craft from varied mythologies, American history and Modern
Art, Jackson creates hybrid portraits of martyrs slain and sacrificed. Myth
and man meet head on as he expunges the sins of the past while wrestling history's
demons to the ground.”
Toungues and Snowk
A four-part single channel video depicting a section of Oregon forest destroyed
by natural fires in 2003. Angell gives the trees a voice that knows no regret
as they carry on a ghostly conversation that is perhaps thousands of years old.
Trees morph into glowing pillars that hold up this blackened architecture as
the artist places himself in this transitional world as its conduit/interpretor.
Tongues and Snowk was created during a Caldera Artist Residency.
Sept 7- Oct 6 • 12-6 daily thru Sept 17 • 12-8 W-Sat thru Oct 7
Corberry Press • NW 17th (Building A) and NW 18th (Buildng B) at NW Northrup
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