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Friday 08.28.09

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TBA:09 Picks

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Antoine Catala, still from "TV"

Here's PORT's short list of TBA:09 picks. We're primarily a visual arts (not performing arts) publication, so consider this a by-no-means-complete list of visual arts highlights.

Psychedelic Soul, a collaboration between Kristan Kennedy and Cooley Gallery curator Stephanie Snyder. In conjunction with Reed's upcoming exhibition, The Language of the Nude, PICA and the Cooley have organized "two unique projects that fold past and present into a vivid dream of the future." The project features a video installation by Antoine Catala and a live performance by Brody Condon, both of which relate to other pieces the artists have in the festival. Event times & details on the TBA schedule.

National Park, an installation at THE WORKS by Fawn Krieger. "During her residency at PICA, Krieger will construct a stage set as national park. The structure takes its cues from Lewis & Clark, museum dioramas, Superstudio, and the U.S.'s post-war middle-class tourism pastime, the roadtrip."

Forever Now and Then Again, an installation at THE WORKS by Jesse Hayward. Inviting direct audience manipulation, Hayward "builds and paints objects in his studio that are then reimagined through a collaborative installation practice, articulating a space wherein boundaries are blurred. The sculptural commingles with the painterly, the coactive with the drawn..."

We Are Legion, a web based installation at THE WORKS by Stephen Slappe. Mining audience & participants' photo albums for evidence of "contemporary cultural indoctrination," Slappe's web project "creates a never-ending army of costumed youth."

The Oregon Painting Society will give one of their signature performances on Friday, September 11 at THE WORKS. In collaboration with Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Slaves, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and Kent Richardson, OPS will use home-crafted objects and sounds to "take you deeper into the mystery."

Movements, a sound sculpture/installation by Ethan Rose at THE WORKS. Featuring over 100 carefully timed and placed music boxes, Movement's "tinkering creates a sensation of a shifting texture, housed in a visually stimulating acoustic environment."

Block Ice & Propane, a multimedia performance by cellist Erik Friedlander. Based on recollections of childhood family car vacations, the piece evokes truck stops, long, lonely highways, and stark panoramas. The highly intimate work is accompanied by projection of photographs taken by his father, famed photographer Lee Friedlander.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 28, 2009 at 13:26 | Comments (0)


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