August 18 || The New Structure 006: The Word Hand

Austin, Hutchins Boas: The Word Hand
Austin, Hutchins Boas: The Word Hand

Project Cityscope presents
The New Structure
Linda Austin | Pat Boas | Linda Hutchins
“Tracing Movement, Chasing Marks, Tracking Sound”

Monday, August 18|
7:00 pm

Shout House
210 SE Madison Street, Suite 11
(under the Hawthorne Bridge)
$5-20 sliding scale admission
Please RSVP HERE to reserve

Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins collaborate to explore what happens when drawing is placed in a visibly time-based context and ritualized as record and residue of movement. In their developing series of performative wall drawings, The Word Hand, the artists harness language as a generative force for drawing. Its many manifestations — the movement and choreography of writing, the sound and cadence of speaking, the shapes of letterforms — provide multiple points of intersection between movement, sound, and visual elements. For The New Structure, Austin, Boas, and Hutchins will present glimpses of their collaborative process and discuss the role that space plays in their work.

Linda Austin, co-founder (with Jeff Forbes) & director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, OR, has been making dance and performance since 1983. Austin has performed in New York, Mexico City, Seattle and Portland, at venues such as Danspace Project, PS 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Kitchen, On the Boards and PICA’s TBA Festival. Austin’s most recent project was Three Trick Pony, a collaboration with sculptor David Eckard and composer Doug Theriault for TBA:13.

Pat Boas makes drawings, paintings, prints, and digital projects that explore the play between words and images, the nature of codes and the stories hidden in familiar grammatical structures. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Salt Lake Art Center, Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming, and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of the Art Practice faculty at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design.

Linda Hutchins uses drawing to investigate the bilateral nature of human experience and perception. In her recent projects, she embraces the sounds produced while drawing, harnessing their percussive rhythm to create drawings and installations that are inseparable from the process of their making. Hutchins holds a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Drawing from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives and works in a renovated warehouse in Portland, Oregon.

The New Structure is a presentation series that shares new forms and definitions of placemaking and experiencing space.

Project Cityscope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Portland, OR, providing a forum for the inquiry, participation and awareness of new and underused ideas and opportunities towards a thoughtful urban evolution.

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