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Flatsitter Artist-Musician Interview: On Interactive Albums, Surround-Sound Installations, Visual Poetry & More

Jax Deluca and Kyle Marler of Flatsitter discovered one another years ago on an Amtrak train, in what one might call an act of divine timing, or a perfect illustration of the “right place, right time” adage. What emerged from this meeting is a male-female powerhouse duo, who use an array of interdisciplinary techniques to...Read...
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TBA Festival 2011: Sarah Dougher – Fin de Siècle Performance Review

I had no idea what to expect from Fin de Siècle by Portland composer Sarah Dougher. The show turned out to be unlike anything else I’ve experienced in all of my five years attending the TBA Festival. Dougher’s performance was described in the TBA booklet as combining Leslie Scalapino’s abstract narrative of war, labor, and...Read...
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Louder Than A Bomb (2010) Documentary Film Review

This review is written just in time for National Poetry Month, which is April of every year. To throw a bit of personal experience into this review, I have to say first and foremost that poetry has been of vital importance in my life, serving as a non-judgmental outlet when I had nowhere else to...Read...
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Song of Tent City at Tether Design Gallery

Poet Mimi Allen has spent the last few months living in a yurt as the Poet In Residence at Tent City, one of Seattle’s migratory homeless encampments. The folks over at Tether Design Gallery volunteered their gallery space for an exhibit based on the experience, and features work artists both inside and outside of tent...Read...
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We Who Are Young Are Old (2010) Short Film Review

We Who Are Young Are Old is based off of a poem by Dylan Thomas, of the same name. Set against a backdrop of industrial decay, not unlike scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, it has an immediately alluring aesthetic. Dramatic use of sound effects elicit skin-crawling responses, and when paired with stop-motion reinterpretations of blood,...Read...
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Unnatural At Golden Rule, Portland

Tomorrow, at Golden Rule, is an installation featuring works loosely themed around things that are Unnatural. Here’s what guest curator Aidan Koch has to say about this: “The idea of what is unnatural is of course, a very subjective matter. There’s a few things that could make the list without much debate, like freak accidents,...Read...
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