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.

Opening Labor Day weekend, PICA presents a Festival that bridges disciplines and geography with morning workshops, daytime installations, noontime lectures, afternoon salons, evening performances, outdoor happenings, and no shortage of late night activity at THE WORKS. Contemporary masters and significant emerging artists mix and mingle in a true immersion in the art of our time.

TBA:09 marks the first under PICA’s newest Guest Artistic Director Cathy Edwards. Formerly Artistic Director of Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) in New York and currently as the Director of Programming for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT. While at DTW, Edwards was recognized by The New York Times for supporting “provocative, experimental choreographers,” and for “daring curatorial choices [that] showed her to be as creative and imaginative as many of the artists she booked.”