David Eckard, "Cardiff," photo courtesy of artist
TBA:11 kicks into high gear tonight, so PORT presents a roundup of the sassiest, classiest acts in the fest! Consider this list a visual arts teaser. For exhaustive coverage, including performance works and ticket information, head on over to PICA's website
. Most exhibits run through October 30.
OPENING TONIGHT, 9.08
Washington High School is the heart and soul of ON SIGHT: Evidence of Bricks
. Meet by the flagpole at 8pm to see Tesar Freeman raise his Gadsden flag
, then tour the building as PICA unveils the ON SIGHT art galleries, including Claire Fontaine's matchstick map
. Outside, David Eckard will be hucking and shucking
like a corner Rolex dealer in ©ardiff, his homage to "one of the greatest hoaxes ever committed." Vockah Redu and Beyondadoubt close the night with a slammin' sissy bounce set at 11pm.
• Tim DuRoche & Ed Purver's Hidden Life of Bridges
, video projections @ Morrison Bridge (stand on the Hawthorne Bridge to see!), 9.08-9.10/ 9-11pm
• Kate Gilmore's Sudden as a Massacre
, video and installation @ ON SIGHT
• Patrick Rock's Oscar's Delirium Tremens
, a hot pink inflatable bounceroom @ ON SIGHT
• Jesse Sugarmann's Lido (The Pride is Back)
, a slow-motion car wreck @ ON SIGHT, live performances 9.10-9.11
• Ready Mix's Disorientalism
, the politics of food, race, labor and junk culture @ PNCA, through 10.22
• Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen's Don't Worry We'll Fix It
, an art historical publication office @ ON SIGHT
• Laura Poitras' O'Say Can You See
, video works @ Blue Sky, through 10.02
• YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
, flash animation @ ON SIGHT
• Cristina Lucas' Europleasure International LTD. Touch and Go
, video @ ON SIGHT
• Halsey Rodman's Towards the Possibility of Existing in Three Places at Once
, a trio of sculptures @ ON SIGHT
LECTURES & SALONS
TBA:11 In a Nutshell, Noontime Chat
@ PNCA, 9.09/ 12:30-1:30pm
"PICA's artistic staff Cathy Edwards, Kristan Kennedy, and Erin Boberg Doughton share their thoughts on the artists, ideas, and themes of TBA:11."
Halsey Rodman, ON SIGHT Salon
@ ON SIGHT, 9.09/ 5-6pm
"Halsey Rodman will discuss his time-based sculptural paintings that exist as copies with no original."
The Art of Work, Noontime Chat
@ PNCA, 9.10/ 12:30-1:30pm
"Artists Ed Purver and Tim DuRoche discuss their project The Hidden Life of Bridges
with Tony Lester of Multnomah County Bridges and Peggy Kendellen of RACC."
Patrick J. Rock, ON SIGHT Salon
@ ON SIGHT, 9.10/ 2-3pm
"Patrick Rock talks about male-ness, artist-ness, and fun-ness."
Just for Laughs, Noontime Chat
@ PNCA, 9.14/ 12:30-1:30pm
"YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES and Kristan Kennedy in conversation about how artists and curators use their 'voices' to talk about work, money, and the world."
Passing the Torch, Noontime Chat
@ PNCA, 9.17/ 12:30-1:30pm
"PICA's outgoing Artistic Director Cathy Edwards reflects on her three-year tenure with the TBA Festival, in conversation with PICA's soon-to-be-announced incoming Artistic Director."