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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………

/ Robert Tyree 15-20% of the audience walked out of a dance performance I was at recently. We were in a theatre with no back exit and a stage that ran level with the front row – like Imago. Each … Continue reading

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Potential Risk of Failure

by Krystal South POTENTIAL One of my friends  spent hundreds of hours this summer installing the Claire Fontaine piece. Mapping out the United States of America onto the wall and drilling ten thousand tiny holes, then filling them with eco-friendly … Continue reading

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My hijacked weeks.

         by    /   Robert Tyree cloudy sunday just before seven is quiet. epically quiet

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