Ways of the Hand: Maybe Forever

Maybe Forever–Meg Stuart/Philipp Gehmacher Posted by: Tim DuRoche “Words I am not afraid of when we… Continue Reading

My State ‘Tis of Thee

Pink Martini, 09.05.09 Posted by: Jim Radosta As an Oregon native, I know firsthand how strongly… Continue Reading

Import more of this

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company “The Shipment” Posted by: Camela Raymond To anyone consulting this blog… Continue Reading

Felt Like Forever

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Phillip Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish “Maybe Forever” Posted by: Camela Raymond Meg Stuart and… Continue Reading

Celluloid Sparks

Miguel Gutierrez & The Powerful People Last Meadow Posted by: Seth Nehil The script is a… Continue Reading

Wounded Hearts

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods Maybe Forever Posted by: Seth Nehil A clear emotional narrative flows under its… Continue Reading

Phone Home

Kalup Linzy, Churen Trading Mess: Conversations Wit De Churen Episodes I – VII 09/05/09 6:30 p.m…. Continue Reading

Crock of… what?

Luke Cage and Prescott Sheng, Crock: The Motion Picture 09/05/09 4:30 p.m. posted by: Allison Halter… Continue Reading

Smokin’ in the Boys Room

On Sight Opening at The Works, 09.03.09 Posted by: Jim Radosta Photo by: Kenneth Aaron While… Continue Reading

no such place

ON SIGHT Opening posted by: laura becker My anticipation for TBA, building up over the past… Continue Reading

Somebody stole the drumsticks

Gang Gang Dance, opening night performance at the Works By Jens Larson With more than seventy-five… Continue Reading

Whither the Critic

Tim DuRoche pens a response to DK Row’s commentary in the Oregonian this morning. Did you… Continue Reading

ON SIGHT: Brian Lund

Over the course of the next few posts, we’ll share artist interviews and insights about this… Continue Reading

Dispatches from National Park

Since the beginning of August, artist-in-residence Fawn Krieger has been at work creating her National Park,… Continue Reading

TADA! Memories

Thank you to all who attended this year’s TADA! gala – it was a wild party… Continue Reading

PICA 2009 Time-Based Art Festival Lineup

For those of you following us on Twitter, you may have seen our big Twittercast today. Below is the full lineup with more information on the artists and their projects. Festival Passes are on sale now so get ready to dive in.
2009 Time-Based Art Festival (TBA:09)
September 3 – 13, 2009, visual exhibitions and installations through October, 2009
Portland, Oregon USA
Festival Passes on sale NOW : 503.242.1419
Locations and venues to be announced.
Cathy Edwards, Artistic Director
Erin Boberg Doughton, Performing Arts Program Director
Kristan Kennedy, Visual Art Program Director
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents the 2009 Time-Based Art Festival (TBA:09), PICA’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, OR USA from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations continuing through October, 2009. Now in its seventh year, the TBA Festival celebrates every form of contemporary art and is one of the only festivals of its kind in North America.
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Hot and Bothered

Holcombe Waller’s Into the Dark Unknown is on a special NPR Top 100 Songs To Make… Continue Reading

Tim Crouch: ENGLAND

Tim Crouch / England 09.08.08 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery Tim Crouch Hannah Ringham 2008 Time-Based Art… Continue Reading

Leesaar the Company: Geisha

—Emily Katz This show begins in silence. I hear the shuffle of people in the audience,… Continue Reading

Tim Etchells – Lecture

Posted by Dusty Hoesly Tim Etchells’ approach to theatre and art can be summed up by… Continue Reading


Photo: Don Frank, All Rights Reserved, PICA posted by patrick leonard Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait… Continue Reading


Superamas Big 3 rd episode James Maxwell The show was hot! I completely understood that the… Continue Reading

deBord at T:BA08

posted by: Seth Nehil “In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as… Continue Reading

Forced Entertainment – Quizoola!

Posted by Dusty Hoesly Quizoola! is the latest of Tim Etchells’ catalogue plays, performances that provoke… Continue Reading

I-Be Area

I-Be Area by Ryan Trecartin posted by: Donald Allgeier video still: Ryan Trecartin     I-Be Area… Continue Reading


Posted by: Jenevive Tatiana Like many of the artists in this years TBA program, the rock… Continue Reading

Forced Entertainment: Quizoola!

It seemed rehearsed. How could they rehearse the answers to 2000 questions? They couldn’t but it… Continue Reading