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Fritz Haeg

Animal Estates Tours, Curated by Stephanie Snyder

2008 Whitney Biennial artist Fritz Haeg comes to Portland for a residency at Reed College, implementing his Animal Estates project throughout the region….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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SALON

Gallery Talk with Kristan Kennedy

Join Kristan Kennedy for a walk through of artist projects included in this year’s On Sight program….

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TBA CLOSING NIGHT

Featuring Brother and Sister and Flash Choir

Join us for our final night of TBA:08 where after three wonderfully inspiring years our Artistic Director Mark Russell bids us adieu….

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Superamas

BIG 3rd Episode (happy/end)

Superamas dig under the surface of representation to expose the power of desire for happiness and at the same time its total vanity….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

“…portraiture in its purest form, as practiced by Titian or Rembrandt, only made with more recent technology for an audience that consumes its heroes on TV.”…

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Brother and Sister

All Day Scavenger Hunt Concert

Brother and Sister have toured the Midwest and West Coast. Their most recent scavenger hunt was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis….

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Philippe Quesne / Vivarium studio

L'Effet de Serge

Serge’s subtle and focused concentration on his own universe highlights the futility in our daily rituals yet exposes the pleasure and necessity of these routines.

Imago Theatre
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Mike Kelley

Day is Done (Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstructions #2–32)

Awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize in 2006 for his achievements, Kelley has had solo exhibitions at The Tate Liverpool, The Whitney Museum, and The Louvre….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Linda Wysong

Backyard Conversations

Linda Wysong is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in social practice performance, public art and installation….

South Waterfront AiR Studio
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Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio

Échantillons

A piece at the crossroads of performance, visual arts and theatre, Échantillons thwarts traditional frameworks of representation, and encourages a reconsideration….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Mark Russell

NEXT

Mark Russell, Artistic Director of TBA for the last three years, will talk about: What is next? Plus a possible introduction of the next artistic director, for TBA:09….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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The City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin

Third Angle New Music Ensemble

With choreographers Linda K. Johnson, Cydney Wilkes, Linda Austin, and Tere Mathern and writer Randy Gragg.

Ira Keller Fountain Park
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The City Dance Workshop

Join in a creative process developed by Anna and Lawrence Halprin known as the RSVP cycles….

Various Locations
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tiny tba with Greasy Kid Stuff

Indiekid Films, Anna Oxygen, Hot Little Hands, & Elizabeth Mitchell

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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Mega*Church

Mega*Church Loves You

MEGA*CHURCH is building an all loving spiritual revival for the 21st century. The religious sacraments are dancing and singing….

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Forced Entertainment

Quizoola!

A performance based on a text of 2,000 questions, the public is free to arrive, depart and return at any point during the six-hour performance….

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Lecture/Presentation: David Bernstein

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Lecture/music presentation by David Bernstein on the music of the mid-1960s Bay Area scene, milieu of the Halprins….

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland
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Lizzie Fitch Artist Salon

Visit with PICA Artist in Residence Lizzie Fitch and PICA’s Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy, for an informal gallery talk about Fitch’s installation, Big Skin….

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Tim Etchells

Lecture

Tim Etchells is artistic director of Forced Entertainment, one of the UK’s most respected and groundbreaking experimental theatre companies….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Superamas Noontime Chat

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us: Re-framing Pop Culture

Superamas, with the help of Mark Russell, dig under the surface of spectacle and pop culture to question our desires and expectations of happiness….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Mike Daisey Workshop

Without a Net

Try your hand in crafting and telling your own stories aloud, creating and shaping work as it happens….

Conduit
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Our Hit Parade

Hosted by Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn

Celebrities of the downtown NYC and greater PDX performance world are asked to interpret the week’s top of the charts hits LIVE on stage….

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Tim Etchells

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

Sight is the sense… is a long, free-associating monologue that tumbles from topic to topic to create a vast, failing iteration and explanation of the world….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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the back room

Swallowing Desire: An evening with Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn

The back room presents an intimate evening with TBA:08 visual artists Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn in conversation with Kristan Kennedy….

Podkrepa Hall
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Walking Tours: Lawrence and Anna Halprin’s Fountains

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Walking tours of the Halprin-designed plazas with Janice Ross, author of the biography, Anna Halprin Experience As Dance, Randy Gragg, and others….

Ira Keller Fountain Park
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Cultural Landscapes Noontime Chat

Charles Birnbaum, director of the The Cultural Landscapes Foundation, speaks at City Club of Portland on Lawrence Halprin’s landscapes in Portland….

The Governor Hotel
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City Club of Portland: Cultural Landscapes Panel

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Charles Birnbaum, director of the The Cultural Landscapes Foundation speaks at City Club of Portland on Lawrence Halprin’s landscapes in Portland….

The Governor Hotel
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Live Band vs. Ohmega Watts

Stumptown Showdown plus DJ Rev Shines of Lifesavas

Featuring jazzy riffs and fierce improvised originals, the band will trade songs and perform with Watts for a truly unique experiment in music….

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Mike Daisey

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

In his newest monologue, Mike Daisey tackles a story at the heart of our world today: the surprising, secret history of the Department of Homeland Security….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tim Crouch

ENGLAND, Performed by Tim Crouch and Hannah Ringham

ENGLAND enjoyed a sold-out run as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has gone on to receive three major awards including a Herald Archangel Award….

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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Cognitive Dissonance Noontime Chat

Exposing the tricks of the mind and the ills of society through visual and performative languages….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Nollifur

Nollifur is an analog synth dance pop extravaganza utilizing computer technology, video clips, splits, and an onslaught of sound….

Leftbank
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Root Beer and French Fry

Relying initially on pre-recorded sounds, samples, and drum machines, the group stumbled upon a system for generating short, catchy, poppy songs….

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Tiago Guedes

Materiais Diversos (Various Materials)

A meditation on the rediscovery of everyday materials, Materiais Diversos won the competition for Young Artists of the Portuguese Arts and Ideas Club….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Tiago Guedes

Um Solo (A Solo)

Surreal, funny and moving, Um Solo spontaneously creates inner territory—a climate, a potentiality, an expectation….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Studio Practice Noontime Chat

Installation as Performance

Portuguese performer Tiago Guedes is joined by France’s Vivarium Studio, and moderated by TBA:04 Artist MK Guth, of PNCA….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Reggie Watts Workshop

Sampling and Looping

Create real-time compositions using readily available audio and video equipment….

Conduit
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Occurrence hosted by Reggie Watts

Featuring Joe Von Appen and Rush N Disco

A kind of alternative talent show, the performers improvise pieces while sharing the stage with Watts’ and Smith’s hilarious, self-produced DumbFilms….

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Daniel Beaty

Resurrection, Co-presented with Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

Featuring Beaty’s unique blend of music, poetry, comedy, and drama, Resurrection is an urgent, timely story of possibility and hope….

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
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Kenny Mellman + Bridget Everett

Sexercise Live!

Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb) has created with Bridget Everett a fitting tribute to the “potty-mouthed and profound” Millie Jackson….

Someday Lounge
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Documenting Dance: Three Films

Directors Jacqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel

In three very different documentaries, Jaqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel explore the lives of dancers Anna Halprin and Véronique Doisneau. …

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Women and Men Noontime Chat

Gender in and as Performance

Lee Sher, Saar Harari, Jeffry Mitchell, and Neal Medlyn discuss the use of gender roles, identities, and cultural stereotypes in their work. Moderated by Stephanie Snyder….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Au

Au manages to erase the high art/low art boundary between American contemporary classical music and American pop music, blending them into a simple, compelling, verse-chorus celebration….

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Ethan Rose

Drawing from interests in musiquè concrete, chance operations and American minimalism, Rose creates shifting sound environments that merge old with new….

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Lemon Andersen

COUNTY OF KINGS the beautiful struggle

Lemon Andersen is a critically acclaimed poet and actor best known for his Tony Award winning work in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and HBO….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Bright Lights City Discussion

TBA INSTITUTE IN THE CITY

Carl Abbott and Randy Gragg offer two histories of the South Auditorium District, before and after urban renewal and Lawrence Halprin’s plazas….

Jimmy Mak’s
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Let’s Dance Noontime Chat

Choreographer Jérôme Bel, Steve Purcell of Guardians of Doubt and Mark Russell discuss how artists are challenging and redefining dance….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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PAINTALLICA

For TBA:08, PAINTALLICA will take over a storefront to make objects, drawings, paintings and installations over the course of several days….

The Civic
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Parenthetical Girls

Entanglements

With the help of TBA:08, Parenthetical Girls will premiere Entanglements in its entirety, complete with live chamber orchestra.

Leftbank
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Reggie Watts

TRANSITION, Directed by Tommy Smith

A staple of the international performance scene, Watts received the 2006 Andy Kaufman Award for comedic performance….

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Mike Daisey

MONOPOLY!

As subversive as it is hilarious, MONOPOLY! weaves a breathtaking number of threads into one illuminating monologue by “master storyteller” Mike Daisey….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage
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Leesaar The Company

Geisha

Full of vivid, cinematic characters, Geisha is a sensual duet featuring Saar Harari and Jye-Hwei Lin, accompanied by spoken and sung text by Lee Sher. …

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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Jérôme Bel

Pichet Klunchun and Myself

Through a lively mixture of physical demonstration and spirited verbal debate, the piece documents Bel and Pichet’s lucid, humorous quest for understanding one another….

PSU: Lincoln Recital Hall
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Sojourn Theatre

BUILT, Directed by Michael Rohd

Sojourn blends performance and dialogue in this site-responsive participatory performance set in the heart of Portland’s emerging South Waterfront district….

South Waterfront Discovery Center
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Hot Mess Noontime Conversation

Technology as Tragicomedy

Comprised of significant emerging artists Ryan Trecartin, Lizzie Fitch, and Jacob Hartman, this panel explores how artists construct new interpretations of society….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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LeeSaar Workshop

Contemporary Dance Technique

LeeSaar works with instincts, sensations and exploding power, keeping the dance real, extreme, specific and alive in a workshop influenced by the Gaga Training of Naharin….

Studio Nia
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Ten Tiny Dances

Featuring Mary Oslund, Archana Kumar, Lucy Yim, Anne Furfey, Margretta Hansen, Obo Addy/Homowo, Michelle Fujii/Portland Taiko, Reggie Watts, Tiago Guedes, Meshi Chavez and Mike Barber followed by DJ Othertempo….

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Ryan Trecartin

I-Be Area

Dialogue and action spin out of control as the inhabitants of this emerging space communicate through helium-pitched, sing-song conversations and slapstick ritual….

Northwest Film Center: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
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Jacob Hartman Artist Salon

Visit with PICA Artist in Residence Jacob Hartman and Visual Art Program Director Kristan Kennedy as they discuss Hartman’s new work and field questions….

Leftbank
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The Yes Men Workshop

How to be a Yes Man

The Yes Men will conduct a workshop that gives an inside look at their methods and urges people to do something better….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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We Built This City Noontime Chat

Artists and the Urban Environment

Sojourn Theatre’s Michael Rohd, and social practice artists Linda Wysong and Khris Soden, moderated by PSU’s chair of Urban Planning Ethan Seltzer.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Tim Crouch Workshop

No Audience, No Echo

In this workshop we will use practical exercises and discussion to explore the role of the audience in the creation of text and performance….

Portland Center Stage: Gerding Theater at the Armory: Studio
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Ice Rod

It’s About Sex and Hip Hop

With the release of his newest album, Ice Rod tells tales of psycho wards, feminist roommates, golden showers, camera phones, orgasms and glaucoma….

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Neal Medlyn

The Neal Medlyn Experience Live!

A faithful re-creaton of Beyonce’s 2007 hit concert DVD, The Beyonce Experience Live!, replete with back-up dancers and special guest appearances….

Leftbank
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Antony and the Johnsons

In concert with the Oregon Symphony

Winners of Great Britain’s 2005 Mercury Prize, Antony and the Johnsons join the Oregon Symphony for a one-of-a-kind concert. Co-presented with the Oregon Symphony….

PORTLAND’5: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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Khris Soden

The Portland Tour of Tilburg

For TBA:08, Khris Soden invites you to join him on a historical and cultural walking tour of the city core of Tilburg, and you won’t even need to purchase a plane ticket….

PICA at West End
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TBA:08 in a Nutshell Noontime Chat

We’ve Only Just Begun

TBA:08 Artistic Staff Mark Russell, Erin Boberg Doughton, and Kristan Kennedy discuss the artists and ideas in TBA:08….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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Neighborhood Projects

A Lot Of _____

Neighborhood Projects will continue a multi-faceted set of public projects that include presentations, exhibitions, publications, posters, and much more….

The Pancake Clubhouse Historic Township and Activity Destination for the Living Arts (welcomes you)
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FREE Opening Night at THE WORKS

Featuring Deelay Ceelay, Flash Choir and DJ Acidophilus

Drop in or stay all night for FREE Opening Night performances by Deelay Ceelay, Flash Choir and DJ Acidophilus….

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