If it’s September 9th, it must be opening day of PICA‘s Time-Based Art Festival. Ten days of contemporary visual art and performance.
You’ll remember this drill from last year, but ON SITE, the visual art exhibition, and The WORKS, the late-night venue (well, 10:30 PM) are both at Washington High (SE Stark and 12th), that rad brick Eastside behemoth. ON SITE opens tonight at 8 PM followed by Japanther vs. Night Shade (shadow puppets) at the WORKS which is FREE tonight. !
What has piqued my interest among the ON SITE works? I’m particularly keen to see Storm Tharp’s “High House,” which developed out of a summer residency with PICA. At one point, it was to be a consideration of Tharp’s studio, the objects in it…we’ll see. I do think that however it shapes up it will make for interesting perspective on the scope of Tharp’s work.
Top of my list are two works by NY collaborative Yemenwed. “Episode 3″ is an animation/live Second Life-y quasi-narrative and “Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide” which I think is more like their live dance/performance/installation hybrid work.
And I’m very much looking forward to seeing Dan Gilsdorf’s piece (see below) “Diabolus in Musica.”
There are a couple of visual art exhibitions that aren’t at WHS. Nina Katchadourian’s “Sorted Books” project is at PNCA’s Feldman Gallery and Project Space and Anissa Mack’s “My Heart Wants More” is at the Lumber Room (419 NW 9th), the result of her summer residency there. Even though the TBA sched seems to say that there’s an opening for Mack’s show tonight at the Lumber Room, she assures me that’s not the case. Gallery hours for the Lumber Room start tomorrow from 12-6:30 every day through the 19th.
And there are two works that will be performances. Dan Gilsdorf’s “Diabolus in Musica,” a “single uninterrupted chord…rumored to have been banned by the Catholic Church in the 18th century,” is to be performed the next two Sundays from 12-4 PM. And Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger will be digging “Untitled (Grave),” two graves connected by a tunnel allowing them to hold hands while lying in the graves, Saturday and Sunday, September 11-12 all day.
See you in school.