Monthly Archives: April 2006

More Defense of Mumbling.

One of my favorite PICA lectures last year was Hans Weigand and Raymond Pettibon. More theater than theory – these friends, band-mates and killer artists – are not defined by their chattering but by their work. Crinkum Crankum – Pettibon … Continue reading

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Jim Drain’s Heart(s)

By now you might have heard that on most Monday nights you can find an artist at the Fifth Ave. Cinemas, speaking to a diverse crowd about their work and their ways. Curated by Harrell Fletcher, these lectures are free … Continue reading

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Report from New Orleans

I recently attended a meeting of the National Performance Network (NPN) at the headquarters in New Orleans. With 60 partners across the US (PICA is one) we meet several times a year, each time in a different city. For logistical … Continue reading

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the long walk to the whitney

My recent trip to NY was a pavement-pounding whirlwind. I do believe Portlanders traveling to the “the city” during the first weeks of March were surely responsible for a significant boom in airline earnings. It was not unusual to run … Continue reading

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