Monthly Archives: September 2008

what is it about tba that makes people want to shave all of their hair off?

I do not think we can take full credit, or even any credit for the impulses of artists. Although it is kind of strange that several of our TBA alumni take to shearing off their hair post festival. (e.g. Nature … Continue reading

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Leesaar the Company: Geisha

—Emily Katz This show begins in silence. I hear the shuffle of people in the audience, and then we all quiet ourselves and a small young woman moves onto stage, in only jeans, with no top, completely bare chested, with … Continue reading

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Tim Etchells – Lecture

Posted by Dusty Hoesly Tim Etchells’ approach to theatre and art can be summed up by one question, which he repeats often during his lecture: “What are you going to do?” A thoughtful provocateur, Etchells seeks to make audiences question … Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch – Salon & Big Skin

Lizzie Fitch/ Big Skin 9.04.08 at The Works The 2008 Time Based Art Festival opening night, PICA. Photo: Christine Taylor, All Rights Reserved, PICA Posted by: Jenevive Tatiana PICA Artist-in-Residence Lizzie Fitch joined curator Kristan Kennedy to discuss her installation … Continue reading

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Zidane

Photo: Don Frank, All Rights Reserved, PICA posted by patrick leonard Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait creates an experience difficult to describe; perhaps because it is so ambient and so abstract, it is all about impression. When I think about … Continue reading

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Superamas!

Superamas Big 3 rd episode James Maxwell The show was hot! I completely understood that the performance was exploring deep wounds such as failure and death, and the messages were done in unique ways. But I walked out of the … Continue reading

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Superamas: BIG 3rd Episode (happy/ending)

– by Abe Ingle “Big 3rd Episode (Happy/Ending)” is Superamas!‘ seemingly superficial attack on The Declaration’s most famous and contradictory promise, “the pursuit of happiness.” The show channel-flips between precise lip-synched performance and video work, portraying characters in mindless pursuit … Continue reading

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deBord at T:BA08

posted by: Seth Nehil “In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation.” – Guy deBord, Society of the Spectacle At the … Continue reading

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Forced Entertainment – Quizoola!

Posted by Dusty Hoesly Quizoola! is the latest of Tim Etchells’ catalogue plays, performances that provoke audiences to think about language and the nature of theatre. The text consists of a list of 2,000 questions, some personal, some debatable, some … Continue reading

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Tim Etchells – Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first Performed by Jim Fletcher 09.11.08 at the Winningstad Theater Photo by Wayne Bund Time-Based Arts Festival, PICA All Rights Reserved, 2008 Posted by Dusty Hoesly A man stands on … Continue reading

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