Saturday, April 26, 2008

Willamette Week | Saturday, April 26th, 2008:

PICA has announced the headliners for this year's Time-Based Art Festival. When I spoke to TBA Artistic Director Mark Russell last month, he described this year's lineup as "very sexy." There's a lot to like about the plans for this year's Fest. Many of the performers are imported from France, home to a vibrant contemporary arts scene of which we see relatively little. Tiny TBA is back. The Works is moving from the horribly inappropriate Wonder Ballroom to a more flexible and centrally located venue (we don't know where yet). And Reggie Watts is back. Speaking of which, here are the headliners:

Mike Daisey (USA) Monopoly! and If You See Something Say Something—Monologuist Daisey is best remembered in Portland for 21 Dog Years, his solo show at Portland Center Stage. He's since acquired an international following, and he'll be bringing us two pieces about Nikola Tesla and Homeland Security, respectively. Expect hilarity and pathos.

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