Monthly Archives: September 2012

water music

Claudia Meza Water White Box Gallery, University of Oregon, Portland Post and photos by Nicole Leaper Claudia Meza’s Water is intended as an interactive sonic experience. Housed in the White Box Gallery at UO’s Portland campus, Califone tape recorders hang … Continue reading

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Strike our debt/This is not a piece about gratitude

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen It’s nice when there is a collision between your immediate bibliography and your immediate experience. I saw everything I’ve been reading and more in the actions and reactions of Keith Hennessy and Circo … Continue reading

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The Office

We never complain, but my coworkers and I can never agree on the temperature in our office. My husband refers to celebratory occasions at his work as “the tyranny of birthday cake”. We spend the majority of our waking life … Continue reading

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Sorry Bucky

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen “Why does everyone look so glum?” Someone asked as I exited the building after seeing the first performance of The Love Song of Buckminster Fuller. “Was it that bad?” “No, no. It was … Continue reading

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second city

Exhibit A: Portland 1 For 10 days each year, there are two Portlands at once, as if in parallel universes, co-existing, crossing over and collaborating for all of us that live, eat, drink, sleep and breathe the festival that we … Continue reading

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Being the Audience

Who are we, the audience, to the piece and to each other? 1.At the beginning of each performance I look around the room at all of us convened together, ready to pay attention to the coming event. Who are we … Continue reading

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In-between things

By Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen Every year I find myself treating the festival as a riddle, looking for the substantive reoccurrences in the performances, exhibitions, and public conversations, hoping I guess to unlock the hidden theme. This year … Continue reading

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BUILDING THE WORKS

This year—our final one occupying Washington High School—we’ve switched things up a bit for our beer garden buildout. Here, on the eve of the Festival, architect Ellen Fortin offers a little behind-the-scenes peek at her plan, and the work it … Continue reading

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TBA SURVIVAL KITS

A few years ago, then-Mercury writer Patrick Alan Coleman shared his packing list for a TBA “survival kit”—essentially, all that stuff you can cram in a tote bag to keep you running between venues for 10 frantic days of the … Continue reading

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TBA FLIGHTS: LOCAL LOVE

To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ll be sharing regular posts on some of the “through-lines” of this year’s program. Whether you have a particular interest in dance or site-specific projects or visual art or film, we’ve got a whole … Continue reading

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