From September 7 to 17, 2017, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art installations.

TBA is resolutely interdisciplinary, and champions those artists who are challenging forms and working across mediums, from dance to performance to visual art. TBA's spectacular 15th year features artists from near and far that urgently reflect our current cultural moment. TBA is a global festival, exposing audiences to artists from regions not normally presented in the US, with projects this year hailing from Morocco, Singapore, Canada, France, and beyond.

The following French artists will be presented this year:

Bouchra Ouizguen: "Corbeaux"
Saturday, September 9 | 5PM - 5:30PM
Sunday, September 10 | 2PM - 2:30PM

“I wanted to take over the streets and fill them with a horde of crows. Like an immediate act, a sound sculpture, raw and urgent, resounding infinitely.”
US PREMIERE: In her work Corbeaux (‘crows’ or ‘ravens’ in French), Bouchra Ouizguen offers us an experience of immense intensity. Following on from Ottof, presented at last year’s Festival d’Automne, this piece expresses the Moroccan choreographer’s wish to make use of non-theatre spaces, with this performance work akin to a living sculpture, in its raw state. A horde of women dressed in black moves around in silence before their shrieks and jerking make all notions of time and space disappear. The ensuing experience is both intimate and universal, and stirs up raw emotions in the spectator, linked to origins and origin. Its impact lingers on within us, leaving us feeling dazed and weary, as if we have just been on a very long journey.

Drawing on Persian literature from the IXth and XIIth centuries, Bouchra Ouizgen’s interest lies in this era in which the figure of the madman or woman and their unshackled, wise outpourings had their place in the community. Memories of long nights of trance are summoned up via these moving figures, imbibed, since childhood with the “Isawa” and “Hmadcha” rituals of the Marrakech regions.

Performed for the first time on the forecourt of Marrakech train station during the 2014 Biennale of Contemporary Art, this work which was originally designed to be a one-off performance for the event, has gone on to be presented in several countries (Belgium, Germany, Lebanon…). Each venue is as atypical as the last, and the pubic is never far away.

Bouchra Ouizguen is a Moroccan dancer and choreographer born in 1980 in Ouarzazate. She currently lives and works in Marrakech where she has been committed to developing the local dance scene since 1998. As a self-taught woman and an oriental dancer since she was 16, she created her first experimental pieces such as Ana Ounta or Mort et moi which were inspired by her interests in cinema, literature, music…

She co-founded the Anania association in 2002 and worked namely with Mathilde Monnier, Bernardo Montet, Boris Charmatz, Alain Buffard before she founded her own company, O.

Her concerns about society, visual arts and popular arts in her country nourish her work. Multiple forms emerge from her work on sound, performance and video.

Dorothée Munyaneza with Holland Andrews, Bruce Clarke and Alain Mahé: "Unwanted"
Friday, September 15 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM
Saturday, September 16 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM
Sunday, September 17 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM

Dorothée Munyaneza with Holland Andrews, Bruce Clarke, and Alain Mahé directs our gaze towards the aftermath of genocide. Here, we explore the psychic repercussions of 100,000 to 250,000 Rwandan women raped in the span of four months in 1994 who proceeded to have children from their attacks. Dorothée conducted personal interviews with survivors, beginning with “Have you accepted yourself?” For the artists, it is a question of how bodies hold, move, and operate within the confines of a lived trauma. The audience becomes witness to the beauty and dignity of women who choose to attempt to elevate their lives outside of their rape experience, from the dark into the light. The last question she asks, “What is your favorite song or dance,” becomes woven into the performance with musical collaboration from Holland Andrews and Alain Mahé.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 415 SW 10th Avenue STE 300 Portland, OR 97205

Time-Based Art Festival 2017

When
September 7, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Where
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
415 SW 10th Avenue STE 300
Portland, OR 97205

From September 7 to 17, 2017, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art installations.

TBA is resolutely interdisciplinary, and champions those artists who are challenging forms and working across mediums, from dance to performance to visual art. TBA's spectacular 15th year features artists from near and far that urgently reflect our current cultural moment. TBA is a global festival, exposing audiences to artists from regions not normally presented in the US, with projects this year hailing from Morocco, Singapore, Canada, France, and beyond.

The following French artists will be presented this year:

Bouchra Ouizguen: "Corbeaux"
Saturday, September 9 | 5PM - 5:30PM
Sunday, September 10 | 2PM - 2:30PM

“I wanted to take over the streets and fill them with a horde of crows. Like an immediate act, a sound sculpture, raw and urgent, resounding infinitely.”
US PREMIERE: In her work Corbeaux (‘crows’ or ‘ravens’ in French), Bouchra Ouizguen offers us an experience of immense intensity. Following on from Ottof, presented at last year’s Festival d’Automne, this piece expresses the Moroccan choreographer’s wish to make use of non-theatre spaces, with this performance work akin to a living sculpture, in its raw state. A horde of women dressed in black moves around in silence before their shrieks and jerking make all notions of time and space disappear. The ensuing experience is both intimate and universal, and stirs up raw emotions in the spectator, linked to origins and origin. Its impact lingers on within us, leaving us feeling dazed and weary, as if we have just been on a very long journey.

Drawing on Persian literature from the IXth and XIIth centuries, Bouchra Ouizgen’s interest lies in this era in which the figure of the madman or woman and their unshackled, wise outpourings had their place in the community. Memories of long nights of trance are summoned up via these moving figures, imbibed, since childhood with the “Isawa” and “Hmadcha” rituals of the Marrakech regions.

Performed for the first time on the forecourt of Marrakech train station during the 2014 Biennale of Contemporary Art, this work which was originally designed to be a one-off performance for the event, has gone on to be presented in several countries (Belgium, Germany, Lebanon…). Each venue is as atypical as the last, and the pubic is never far away.

Bouchra Ouizguen is a Moroccan dancer and choreographer born in 1980 in Ouarzazate. She currently lives and works in Marrakech where she has been committed to developing the local dance scene since 1998. As a self-taught woman and an oriental dancer since she was 16, she created her first experimental pieces such as Ana Ounta or Mort et moi which were inspired by her interests in cinema, literature, music…

She co-founded the Anania association in 2002 and worked namely with Mathilde Monnier, Bernardo Montet, Boris Charmatz, Alain Buffard before she founded her own company, O.

Her concerns about society, visual arts and popular arts in her country nourish her work. Multiple forms emerge from her work on sound, performance and video.

Dorothée Munyaneza with Holland Andrews, Bruce Clarke and Alain Mahé: "Unwanted"
Friday, September 15 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM
Saturday, September 16 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM
Sunday, September 17 | 6:30PM - 7:40PM

Dorothée Munyaneza with Holland Andrews, Bruce Clarke, and Alain Mahé directs our gaze towards the aftermath of genocide. Here, we explore the psychic repercussions of 100,000 to 250,000 Rwandan women raped in the span of four months in 1994 who proceeded to have children from their attacks. Dorothée conducted personal interviews with survivors, beginning with “Have you accepted yourself?” For the artists, it is a question of how bodies hold, move, and operate within the confines of a lived trauma. The audience becomes witness to the beauty and dignity of women who choose to attempt to elevate their lives outside of their rape experience, from the dark into the light. The last question she asks, “What is your favorite song or dance,” becomes woven into the performance with musical collaboration from Holland Andrews and Alain Mahé.

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