Since S1 opened in Portland four years ago, the volunteer-run space has become a home for experimental art and music. Join them for past and present artists in residence bringing sounds from across the country. The Creatrix (San Francisco, CA), Isabella (Boston, MA), and Decorum (Portland, OR) will all perform live sets with S1 DJs rounding out the night.
S1 at TBA is especially poignant given the 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, California, which resulted in new laws and regulations that have impacted artist-run spaces and artist communities around the country. Organizations and groups of artists are being forced to relocate, shift their program- ming, or shutter entirely. No exception to these pressures, S1 is considering the future of how to share and experience art together. Bringing the spirit of their programming to TBA is just the beginning.
S1 is an art space in Portland, OR that began in 2014. Sometimes hard to pin down, S1 operates as DIY space, art institution, media lab, and education resource center. S1 has hosted hundreds of artists from around the world for residencies, performances, dance parties, exhibitions, work- shops, and other artist projects. S1 encourages artists and visitors alike to explore, experiment, and engage in many ways—with the space itself, with S1’s resources including the Synth Library, S1’s staff and volunteers, and most importantly Portland’s diverse art and music community