New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other audience members? Ready to deep-dive into the ideas and themes in an artist’s work? Field Guide is a unique opportunity for facilitated dialogue and exchange among a small group of festival-goers eager to discover and explore a particular exhibition or performance in more depth, including an artist’s social, political, cultural, and aesthetic influences. Join esteemed Portland choreographer and TBA:16 Guest Scholar Linda K. Johnson for a unique Field Guide workshop on Morgan Thorson’s Still Life, to include exercises in close observation, light movement, and deep discussion to enhance our experience with repetition, duration, and other elements of ephemeral performance. No prior experience necessary. Bring a friend! 

The Field Guide will run 3:00 – 5:30 PM at the Portland Art Museum (the Still Life performance venue) and will include presentation, observation, and conversation activities facilitated by Johnson, interspersed with periods of Still Life performance viewing inside the museum galleries. Both the performance and Field Guide session are included in the price of admission to the museum.