On Thursday, June 13, The Northwest Film Center is thrilled to present STRESS POSITION, the latest work by Vancouver, B.C.-based filmmaker A.J. Bond.
Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Bond made a bet with close friend and longtime collaborator actor David Amito to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.
Shot in an avant-garde "torture chamber" in an isolated warehouse, what begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous reality TV scenario quickly spirals out of control, testing the limits of their friendship and exposing the connection between filmmaking and torture.
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STRESS POSITION | A.J. Bond
Screening | June 13th | 7 PM
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
Admission | $9 General | $8 Students, Seniors | $6 Child
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College, is presenting a one-day video installation by Portland artist, author, and PLAZM editor Tiffany Lee Brown in conjunction with her installation, Anakena: The Easter Island Project.
Anakena: the Easter Island Project is the culmination of Brown's interdisciplinary artwork spanning five years, seven cities, and the island of Rapa Nui. The project explores the human urge to create and procreate, and our potential to transform through art, collaboration, and ritual. The installation will document transformative process and show the "seeds" of creativity.
Anakena: The Easter Island Project | PLAZM editor Tiffany Lee Brown
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College | 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
Reception & one-day video installation | June 15 | 1-4 PM
Conversation with the artist | 3 PM | Reed College Library Lobby
Internal Server Error is an intensive survey of artist Felicity Fenton's personal web usage. In A Short History of a Browser, Fenton hand-drafted her daily web history every night for the month of April. For Offline, she compiled dictionaries, encyclopedias, phone books, user manuals, notebooks, old letters, junk mail, maps, mixed tapes, manuals, photos, take out menus, paper bills, and post-it notes to create a tactile version of her internet usage and to pay homage to all things analogue.
Internal Server Error | Felicity Fenton
Opening Reception | June 15th | 5-9 PM
June 15 - August 3, 2013
White gallery @ Place | 3rd floor of Pioneer Place mall, 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon
Nebula Award, 2013
single channel video, sound
Hair Monitor, 2013
single channel video, sound
Closing on the 16th is Here Come the Warm Jets, the 2013 graduates of PSU's MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio group exhibition. The show is curated by Jeanine Jablonski, owner and director of Fourteen30 Contemporary. The artist included are as followed, Rene Allen, Leif Anderson, Steve Brown, Will Bryant, & Mami Takahashi.
PSU's two-year, full-residency MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio degree program is dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration through the experience of making. Students are supported in a range of production disciplines as they as they consider the multiple ways art can live in and beyond the studio.
Here Come the Warm Jets | 2013 Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio Graduate Exhibition | Curated by Jeanine Jablonski
June 6 - 16, 2013 | Exhibition hours, Thursday - Saturday | 12-5 PM
Upfor Contemporary Art (Opening fall 2013) | 929 NW Flanders Street