Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Artistic Director, Darren O’Donnell, provides a glimpse into the company’s research and creative process; their numerous socially engaged art and performance projects (including TBA:14 performance All the Sex I’ve Ever Had); and the broader landscape and politics of art and civic engagement with Ariana Jacob, a Portland-based social practice artist.

This event is part of the TBA Festival Flight, Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change, which includes a free, day-long symposium exploring contemporary art and performance practices as potential sites and situations for social, political, and public engagement, experimentation, and evolution. Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality is anchored by two TBA projects–musician and performing artist Holcombe Waller’s work-in-progress, LGBT Requiem Mass, and Mammalian Diving Reflex’s All the Sex I’ve Ever HadScroll down to “Related Events” or see the TBA Festival catalog for more information and a full schedule of flight and symposium activities.

About Festival Flights: Festival Flights highlight artistic, political, or cultural connections among various performances, exhibitions, late-night shows, workshops, screenings, TBA Conversations, Field Guide sessions, and more. Think of a Flight as a thematic tasting–try one or two events or make time for an immersive experience across a range of related happenings. 

About TBA Conversations: A series of engaging daily discussions with artists, curators, scholars, and community leaders. TBA Conversations put artists and audiences in direct dialogue, combining live artist interviews with audience Q&A. All conversations are free, open to the public, and take place at PICA from 12:30-1:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Arrive early, bring your lunch, and join us on the rooftop deck for iced tea, fresh air, and good company!