Calling All Souls Salon

Join curators Kristan Kennedy (PICA) and Stephanie Snyder (Reed) for a discussion of Antoine Catala’s installation and Psychedelic Soul….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery

Last Chance Walk Through

A walking tour of the visual art projects. Roam room to room, ask all of the questions you were afraid to ask, and take one last look….

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Called Portland’s “sleeping giants” by Snipehunt magazine, the band reforms for an evening of soulful inner space travel. Be there when the giants awaken….

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Quasi has toured or recorded with Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Built to Spill, and Bright Eyes, among others….

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Peter Kreider Lecture

The China Syndrome

In a lecture as riotous as it is serious, Kreider describes his experience of having work fabricated in the “world’s workshop” for an exhibition in Shanghai….

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Tarek Halaby Lecture/Performance

An attempt to understand my socio-political disposition through artistic research...

Halaby looks into the varying and matching points between collective and personal stories inside the choreographic creative processes….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Raimund Hoghe Noontime Conversation

Theme and Variation

Cathy Edwards speaks with Raimund Hoghe and his company members about their performance Boléro Variations….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Erik Friedlander Workshop

Cello Master Class

Friedlander offers a master class for cellists exploring traditional and experimental forms….


HEALTH / Pictureplane

HEALTH is noise, music, disco, and fashion; their shows mix, recombine, and reorient the senses. Pictureplane is going to destroy dance-floors in 2009….

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Oregon Painting Society

An art collective from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2007, they will use home-crafted objects and sounds to take you deeper into the mystery….

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Raimund Hoghe

Boléro Variations (USA Premiere)

Variations pieces together different performances of the bolero: from Eydie Gormé to Maria Callas, Benny Goodman to Tchaikovsky. …

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Back to Back Theater Noontime Chat


Erin Boberg Doughton interviews Back to Back Theatre about their site-specific work, which addresses dynamics of viewer and voyeur….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Amy O’Neal Workshop

Hip-Hop/Contemporary Technique

Amy O’Neal will lead a workshop focused on a blend of contemporary and hip-hop technique. …



The original YouTube cover band, Portland-based Rush-N-Disco reappropriates found media into an absurdly entertaining assault on the senses….

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Winnipeg Babysitter

Daniel Barrow's Community Access TV Tapes

In Winnipeg in the late 1970s, anyone with a dream, concept, or exhibitionist politic would be endowed with airtime and professional production services….

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Erik Friedlander

Block Ice & Propane

A highly personal multimedia work with solo cello compositions at the core and based on recollections of childhood family car vacations….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Amyo / tinyrage


Two dancers encounter 50 people in a series of dreamlike meetings but manage to miss each other while environments and people constantly change….

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Kalup Linzy and Neal Medlyn Noontime Conversation

Constructing Identity

Kalup Linzy and Neal Medlyn interview each other about the use of pop culture, alter-ego, gender, and music in their work….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Pan Pan Theatre Workshop

Performance as an Autonomous Aesthetic Activity

A hands-on workshop about new, unknown, and impossible practices of artistic expression born from new and leading ideas….


Miguel Gutierrez

Death Electric Emo Protest Aerobics aka DEEP Aerobics

One hour plus of the conceptual workout experience you always wanted but never could embarrass yourself enough to find or do in public. …

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Neal Medlyn

...Her's a Queen

The first installment in a two-part Britney Spears/Hannah Montana extravaganza, built around the idea and music of Spears, purity, and nonsexual touch….

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Pan Pan Theatre

The Crumb Trail

A deconstructed Hansel and Gretel, this wickedly funny multimedia theater piece blends the imaginary, subconscious, and real….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

Back to Back Theatre

small metal objects

Set against the shifting backdrop of a city, the audience is wired via headphones to an intensely personal drama that unfolds somewhere in the crowd….

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Real Time Noontime Chat

Film and Performative Action

Daniel Barrow, Nicole Dill, and Tyler Wallace discuss strategies for creating work through real-time manipulation of images and performance….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Zeke Keeble Workshop

Mouth Music

locust co-director Zeke Keeble leads a workshop on beatboxing, looping, and real-time composition techniques….


DJ Beyonda

I've Got a Hole in My Soul

Beyonda brings the deep soulful jams that dig deep into early 60s soul, rare Stax, and swinging gritty late 50s RnB, all on original 45rpm records….

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SweetBerry Sampled and LeftOva

Kalup Linzy with Ben Darwish, Sam Howard, and Kevin van Geem

Linzy performs songs from SweetBerry Sonnet, with video segments produced as a result of a PICA residency, along with local jazz and rock rising stars….

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Curated by Irene Hoffman

Broadcast explores the ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged with official channels of broadcast television and radio….

Lewis & Clark College: Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Tune In Noontime Conversation

Media Saturation and Manipulation

PNCA faculty member Stephen Slappe and fellow festival artists Antoine Catala and Gregory Green talk about the layered use of media in their work….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Afrobeat Tribute to Michael Jackson


Portland-based composer Ben Darwish will lead a nine-piece band interpret Jackson’s songs using Afrobeat techniques popularized by Fela Kuti….

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Daniel Barrow

Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry

Overhead projection combines with video, music, and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium



Dancers sing and musicians dance in this feverishly physical dissection of cause and effect….

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Antoine Catala Artist Salon

Artist Antoine Catala and Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy discuss Catala’s installation, TV, and field questions from gallery visitors….

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C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds performs a series of original performances and interactions in, on, and around the Washington High School grounds….

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Tyler Wallace & Nicole Dill

Between Us

This mobile performance-based outdoor video installation examines the lines between private and public, voyeurism and exhibitionism….

Various Locations


A Labor Day Picnic with Slow Food Portland

On Labor Day, bring your neighborhood picnic to TBA and share in the making of community and the making of a feast….

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tiny tba with Greasy Kid Stuff

Kids get in FREE with paying adult.

Putting the “all” in “all ages,” tiny tba is a festival within a festival, sampling dance, music, and film that refuses to draw the line between kid and adult….

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Kinski / C.L.U.E. Live

robbinschilds in collaboration w/ A.L. Steiner and AJ Blandford

C.L.U.E. Live is a psychedelic dance/rock/video/installation experience with original score performed live by Seattle-based Kinski….

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Ethan Rose, Laura Gibson, and Ryan Jeffery

Audiences are invited to experience the artists’ live mixing from outside the gallery, where sound will spill out and projections will fill the windows….

PDX Contemporary Art


Erased James Franco

Denied the charged interplay with other actors, Franco adopts a strangely flat affect, imbuing the film with a dialectic quality….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Fawn Krieger Artist Salon

Artist Fawn Krieger and Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy invite you to join them in National Park, for conversation and exploration….

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W.A.G.E. Lecture

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

W.A.G.E. advocates that fair payment practices be established for visual artists, performers, and independent curators in the United States….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Young Jean Lee Noontime Conversation


Playwright and director Young Jean Lee discusses the nature of her process and her provocative new work THE SHIPMENT with artist Arnold J. Kemp….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Michelle Boulé Workshop

Contemporary Dance Technique

Boulé is a dance artist, teacher, and BodyTalk practitioner who has worked with Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Deborah Hay, and Donna Uchizono….


Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space, TTD is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance on a 4×4-foot stage….

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Kalup Linzy

Churen Trading Mess: Conversations Wit De Churen Episodes I - VII

Rarely seen outside of gallery walls, Linzy’s satirical narratives are inspired by television soap operas, telenovelas, and Hollywood melodramas….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Crock: The Motion Picture

Luke Cage and Prescott Sheng

Over a decade later, Crock continues to vex audiences with its weirdly puritan perversity and disregard for cinematic conventions. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Danielle Goldman Lecture

Close Encounters: Contemporary Dance and Theories of Intimacy

A professor at the New School in New York City, Goldman will pay particular attention to the choreographers presenting work at TBA:09….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

robbinschilds Noontime Chat

Working Together

Artistic partners Layla Childs and Sonya Robbins (robbinschilds), AJ Blanford, and A.L. Steiner compare notes on the collaborative process….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Meg Stuart Workshop

Improvisation as Strategy

In this master class, participants will explore techniques and strategies for developing material through improvisation….


Hitoshi Toyoda

NAZUNA and spoonfulriver, Curated by Cinema Project

Toyoda has worked exclusively in the medium of slideshows, consisting of images taken in the course of his daily life, for the past decade….

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Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company


Subversive, sharp, and irreverent, THE SHIPMENT distorts stereotypes, and unsettles the audience’s certainties about race relations….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage

Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People

Last Meadow (World Premiere)

Mining movement and text from James Dean Last Meadow creates a non-narrative collage of an America where the jig is up and the dream has died….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre

TBA In a Nutshell Noontime Chat

PICA’s artistic staff Cathy Edwards, Kristan Kennedy, and Erin Boberg Doughton share their thoughts on the artists, ideas, and themes of TBA:09….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Gang Gang Dance

FREE Opening Night Performance

With strong ties to the visual art community and almost boundless creative energy, Gang Gang Dance grew out of the turn-of-the-century Null NY scene….

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Fawn Krieger

National Park

National Park takes its cues from Lewis & Clark, museum dioramas, Superstudio, and the U.S.’s post-war middle-class tourism pastime, the roadtrip….

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Kalup Linzy

Conversation Wit de Churen VII : Lil' Myron's Trade

Episode VII portrays the melodramatic life of Katonya and several other characters through misguided love affairs punctuated with dreams and distraction….

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Ma Qiusha

From No.4 Pingyuanli to No.4 Tianqiaobeili

Ma Qiusha presents a simple confessional that explores the artist’s conflict with personal, parental, and societal pressures to be successful….

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robbinschilds + A.L. Steiner

C.L.U.E. (color location ultimate experience)

robbinschilds presents a full-spectrum video with acutely visual live dance, set to a score by rock quartet Kinski and edited in succinct rainbow-hued sections….

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Ethan Rose


Movements consists of over one hundred altered music boxes, carefully timed and methodically displayed across the gallery walls….

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Antoine Catala


Catala uses complex technology and simple physical transformation to alter television images in real time….

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Stephen Slappe

We Are Legion

Slappe creates an army of costumed youth in a project that mines your photo albums for evidence of what he calls “contemporary cultural indoctrination.” …

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Peter Coffin


Please ask the attendant about this work. …

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Brody Condon

Without Sun

Without Sun is an edited compilation of “found performances” of individuals on a psychedelic substance….

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Jesse Hayward


Several hundred painted, stackable boxes are presented for our collaboration in an installation intended for direct audience manipulation….

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Johanna Ketola

The Walls Of My Hall, in collaboration with Jan Wolski

The Walls Of My Hall is a multichannel video installation referring to the human body as a place to exist—a structure—related to its built environment. …

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