PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five Festival Field Guides facilitated by leading local and visiting artists and scholars. Each small-group session creates context around contemporary performance and a particular artist’s social, political, cultural, and aesthetic influences through a pre-show workshop with lecture and lively discussion; group viewing of a TBA performance; and post-show conversation over food and drink. For this session join Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director at Velocity Dance Center,  in exploring artist Lucy Yim’s practice and her performance of Devastation Melody. Online artist interviews and media supplement learning and engagement. Anyone curious about contemporary art welcome. Bring a friend!

For a compiled PDF of optional supplementary reading on Lucy Yim, click here.

Pre-Show Workshop: 5:00 PM at PNCA Room 136

Lucy Lee Yim Performance: 6:30 PM at PNCA Mediatheque

Post-Show Conversation: 7:30 PM at PNCA Room 136

About Field Guide: PICA’s education and public engagement series, Field Guide helps audiences discover and feel more informed about contemporary performance. Through facilitated workshops with visiting and local faculty, focused explorations of artist’s work, and connection with other festival-goers, Field Guide sessions include various combinations of pre-show workshops, social outings to performances, post-show conversations, and online interviews and media to more deeply contextualize the art and artists of our time.

This Field Guide is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Local Legacies & Landscapes2015 marks 20 years of PICA. Join us to reflect on our current context, and shifts in the local landscape, with a focus on how to continue nurturing thought-provoking contemporary art in Portland and ensure that our artists thrive.

PICA’s Field Guide program is generously supported by a Community Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.