Date(s) - January 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event date: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Three new works
Portland based artist-in-residence Claire Barrera
Portland based dancer Linda Austin
Astoria based artist Jessica Schleif
Please join us at 7:00pm for these three new works, tea, and cookies.
Claire Barrera an artist, educator, activist and mother based in Portland, Oregon, and an artist in residence this month at Anita.
Recent themes of his/her/their work explore enlisting the audience in accomplishing a series of tasks, whose success or failure are unclear, in order to examine themes of harm, care and remembering; drawing on personal practices of necessity as well as historical attempts at community care and mutual aid.
Linda Austin is co-founder & director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, Oregon. She has been making dance and performance since 1983, often with a strong visual element and a commitment to commissioning original music. Her working process exploits and explores the body’s powers and limits, bringing each performer’s vulnerabilities and strengths, accidental awkwardness and elegance, into a web of relationships—intimate, playful, confrontational—with other bodies, objects, environment, sound and media. The resultant improvisational and/or highly choreographed works are non-linear, poetic, often laced with humor, deploying movement that often disrupts what is generally considered “dancerly.”
Astorian artist Jessica Schleif leads the ongoing transformation of Tidal Rock Park, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation and Precipice Fund. Her work is a reaction to the tensions and contradictions that continue to exist in the struggles between science, nature and human nature.
She will create an installation from invasive plants in the Anita windows titled “Immigrants”.