Monday night promises amazing feats of travel as art-o-philes zip above the
city of Portland on their hovercrafts to enjoy a bonanza of lectures all spaced
conveniently 30-45 minutes apart…or about as long as it will take to get
from one place to another. PSU, Reed College and PNCA/Contemporary Craft are all
inviting you to fill their seats and listen at approximately the same time.
Unfortunately, the technology's not quite there and you’re going to have to choose.
Don’t the people in charge of the schedule know each other? Might I suggest
a nice coffee date before the next scheduling session with calendar in hand? It
would be one thing if something was happening every night, but this ain’t
NYC people. There are other days of the week that are open, free and available-like
Tuesday, for instance.
Jenny Hart, This Work Never Ends, 2003
hand stitched embroidery on vintage linen, 11 x 11 inches
collection of the artist
Andi Zeisler is a writer, illustrator, co-founder and creative/editorial director
of Bitch Magazine, and editor of the new publication BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural
Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. She will lecture on the evolution
of craft beyond ”women’s work” – and beyond its segregation
from the art world. The lecture is in conjunction with the New Embroidery exhibit
at The Contemporary
Craft Museum and Gallery
Which Stitch? Gender and the Evolution of Craft • Andi Zeisler, Bitch
7p • PNCA
Lucien Samaha has been photographing his life since 1973 and wants to talk to
you. Throughout his many careers (TWA Flight Attendant, Marketing Manager for
Eastman Kodak Company and world renowned DJ on the 107th floor of the World Trade
Center) photography has been Samaha's companion. For his part in the show Samaha
will take up residence in the gallery and try to talk with as many people as possible
here and throughout the world. Check your teeth, he'll probably try to take your
picture. Samaha has exhibited his work at spaces including: the Museum für
Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; the Center for Opinions in Music and Art (C.O.M.A.),
Berlin; the Elizabeth Foundation, NY; the Sara Tecchia Roma Gallery, NY, NY, and
the Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Samaha was
a finalist for the Nam June Paik award in 2004.
During the summer of 2006, Hadley + Maxwell re-staged news photographs of the
Kent State Riots of May 4, 1970 as video on the Reed College campus, "alternating
roles as victim and bystander, corpse and "person," re-imagining and re-opening
consideration of the images as historical records, but more critically, as spaces
for the incomplete and idiosyncratic articulation of gesture, time, and attachment."
In addition to the video installations in the gallery "Promise", a 22 foot flag
pole with a white flag at half-mast will be installed on the campus.
I Want To Show You Somewhere
• Lecture with reception to follow
7:30p • Vollum Lounge • Reed
"The Ground I Stand on is Beautiful" with "Now", both 2006
Jessica Jackson-Hutchins, who showed in September at small
A projects, will discuss her ceramics, papier-mâché sculptures,
and collages all of which share a crass aesthetic and “preoccupation with
the thin line between disaster and success that disguise a genuine attempt to
convey ideas about communion, fear, and loneliness.” Her exhibitions include:
Derek Eller Gallery, Champion Fine Art, EFA, Deb & Co., Lombard-Fried Fine
Art, and The Sculpture Center in Long Island City, Institute for Contemporary
Art in Philadelphia and Midway Contemporary in Minnesota. International venues
include: Frankfurt, Germany, the UK and Iceland.
8:15p • 5th Avenue Cinema • Room 92 • 510 SW Hall • PSU
I am trying to figure out how to teleport myself. Sorry folks. Travel schedules for out of town speakers complicate the best laid plans. Gerri Ondrizek did videotape Lou Cabeen's talk at Reed last Thursday, and we hope to record Andi Zeisler's talk as well. We can make those available at a later date for viewing upon request.
Thanks for listing the event, Melia. One more week to see the exhibition if you haven't already -- it closed on November 12.
Oops. Please don't let that be a deciding factor because the sound on recordings at PNCA is pretty lousy.
namita-you're a good sport. just teasing, scheduling is complicated.
do you have a formal check out process for viewing videos that are made of your events? how would one find out what you have available? and would they circulate or must one view at the craft?
do other institutions make their videos available for viewing?
How about we get a courtroom sketch artist to cover the lectures? Kidding of course but I kinda miss those days when the news would employ sketch artists.
That said If anyone sketches a lecture and feels like sending PORT a scan??? then go ahead, if it's cool we will publish it.
Great questions. I will get back to you with ideas about viewing videos. Off the cuff, I'd say viewing at CCMG by appointment is probably the best approach.
Now, if those sketches are embroidered we're really on to something!