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None of Your Funeral

A Pictorial History of Oregon:
Glass Lantern Slides from the Oregon Historical Society

Matthew Cowan and PICA, in conjunction with the Oregon Historical Society Research Library, are pleased to present a pictorial history of the great state of Oregon told through images that span from James Cook’s early 1778 coastal forays to the construction of the St. Johns Bridge in 1931. Comprised of 92 color glass lantern slides, this presentation was originally assembled as a public program by the Colonial Dames of America in approximately 1935. With the assistance of Doug Kenck-Crispin (Kick Ass Oregon History), these arresting historical images will be projected using an original Victor Stereopticon projector (circa 1915) along side the original text and program notations.

This is the first public program of None of Your Funeral, a 2014 Resource Room Residency at PICA. These programs hope to explore both personal and shared histories through public exhibition of original materials.

RRR SCREENING: Tuesday July 1, 8:00PM

PICA established the Resource Room Residency (RRR) program in 2012 to support the growing artistic interest in research as art and archive as material. The program encourages a consideration of libraries, archives, collections, and collecting, but can find outlets in many forms and disciplines.