Early Bird TBA: Anissa Mack at the lumber room
Though the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival doesn’t officially kick off for another couple of weeks, programming begins today at 3 PM with a conversation between TBA:10 artist Anissa Mack and Sarah Miller Meigs and Kristan Kennedy about Mack’s residency, My Heart Wants More, at Miller Miegs’ lumber room, and the collaboration between artist, curator and patron. The program is free and provides a rare opportunity for the public to see the lumber room (419 NW 9th).
Although frequently referred to as “disposable” in our society, objects often predate and outlast us, continually cycling through owners and contexts over time. Museums, junk shops, curio cabinets, auctions, and collections all serve as sites that help to define the narratives and emotions that we bring to our things. Anissa Mack takes this flow of objects and images as inspiration in her sculptures, installations, and performances and will spend her residency at the lumber room integrating her work within Portland’s collection of objects.