May 16-29 || The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse

The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, Oregon May 16 – 29, 2014 Open to the public 9 am – 6 pm weekdays Artists at work in the space 4 – 6 pm Thursdays and Fridays (May 16, 22, 23, and 29) Linda Hutchins, Pat Boas, and I are excited by this opportunity to test our collaborative drawing and movement ideas in public on a large scale in this exhibition/residency at Wieden+Kennedy. We will exhibit workingRead more

Exquisite Corpus Workshop at FLOCK

EXQUISITE CORPUS: SATURDAYS 12-3PM | APRIL 12TH-JUNE 14TH Exquisite Corpus is a workshop series collaboratively created and taught by Linda Austin, Tahni Holt and Linda K. Johnson.  Open to all artists working in any discipline who are concerned with the materials of performance, Exquisite Corpus will explore a wide range of methods and strategies that address one of the elemental aspects of the performative act – embodiment: what am I doing, how am I doing it, what does it communicate, how do I get present?Read more

Nov. 19 || V I S I O N S at East End Bar

Nov. 19 at 9pm V I S I O N S: Push // Pull  Linda Austin Reid Urban MOUTH (House of Aquarius)  East End, 303 SE Grand, Ave, curated by Nadia Buyse. Linda is performing with Mike Barber, Jamuna Chiarini, Nicholas Daulton, Richard Decker, Keyon Gaskin, Luke Gutgsell, Fawn Williams Nance, Lizz Omatic, Danielle Ross,  Dawn Stopiello, & Taka Yamamoto.  WE GO ON AT 10pm V I S I O N S is moving locations and has now made its new home atRead more

Three Trick Pony: press and photo links

Our three premiere performances of Three Trick Pony at TBA:13 are behind us. THANK YOU collaborators David Eckard, Doug Theriault and musicians,  Jeff Forbes & Rachelle Waldie; plus all the staff and crew at PICA, the Calligram Fund for New Work, the Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant, all individual donors to PWNW|LAD and friends who gave advice and feedback. Here is just a quick post to gather up links to press and photos. Video soon! REVIEWS–from positive to mixed:      Barry Johnson | Oregon Arts Watch: Misinterpretation andRead more

Three Trick Pony at TBA:13

Tickets and passes are on sale now for TBA:13, the annual festival of provocative contemporary performance put on by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. This year the festival runs Sept. 12-22 and and includes Linda Austin’s newest project, a collaboration with sculptor David Eckard and composer Doug Theriault. This work, Three Trick Pony, premieres at TBA with performances Sept. 15, 16 and 18. See you there!Read more

Change is the new normal

July 1, the penultimate day of Todd Ayoung‘s residency at PWNW, was the day for WE: Only the PARTY Can Save the PEOPLE. So we created a [political] party. We gathered under the famous PWNW Doug fir to grill some food, eat it, drink beer, chat. We then went from the bright hot summer evening into the cool environs of the PWNW studio to find out more about Todd’s art practice via his excellent Prezi site Making Aart at LargeRead more