FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REED COLLEGE PRESENTS 11th ANNUAL REED
Reed College's 11th annual RAW (Reed Arts Weekend) will run a full week this year, from February 27 through March 5. This year's program includes performances, workshops, and lectures by filmmaker Miranda July, dancer Linda K. Johnson, internationally renowned performer Rinde Eckert, and writer Gabrielle Glancy. Student installations and performances will also be featured throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed Arts Weekend hotline at 503/777-7530. The full schedule follows.
Sunday, February 27, 3 p.m., Psychology Auditorium
Movie presentation: I Saw Bones
Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m. Vollum Lecture Hall
I Saw Bones is the second movie in Big Miss Moviola's Co-Star series, an alternative network for women movie makers. In this compilation film, seven woman filmmakers hijack pornographic, ethnographic, and scientific practices to create horrifying and familiar fantasies. Co-curator Rita Gonzalez's last curatorial effort, Mexperimental Cinema, has been screened internationally. Founded in 1995 by Portland's own performance artist and movie maker Miranda July, Big Miss Moviola's Co-Star series is currently screening and curating over 100 films and videos made by women.
LINDA K. JOHNSON
Dance and visual art performance: Evidence
March 1 to 5, Reed College campus
Portland dance artist Linda K. Johnson will present her most recent work, Evidence. Selected indoor and outdoor sites on campus will be intercepted, interrupted, and interpreted over a five-day period. Johnson will work with Portland dancers Rinda Chambers, Catherine Egan, and Jenn Gierada, as well as with students from Johnson's dance improvisation class at Reed. Visual artist Nan Curtis, visiting professor in the Reed art department, and her sculpture students will create objects and visual events to mark and inform the dance sites. Conceived to appear and disappear in unannounced cycles, the dance and visual events will not be publicly scheduled. Interested off-campus viewers may call the RAW information line (777-7530) for performance times and locations.
Performance: The Idiot Variations
Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Vollum Lounge
Rinde Eckert is an internationally renowned writer, director, singer, composer, actor, and movement artist. According to the New York Times, "Rinde is an American Loner-Eccentric, with touches of Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Waits." Eckert will be performing his acclaimed work The Idiot Variations, in which he creates his own interpretation of the village idiot, accompanying himself on accordion, baritone horn, guitar, drums, pennywhistle, and bells in a program of music and narrative. This unique garage opera has been performed throughout the United States and Europe.
Lecture and reading: The Novel Novel, or Everything is a Poem
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Psychology Auditorium
Gabrielle Glancy is a poet and fiction writer working in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, New American Writing, and the American Poetry Review. Primarily a poet, Glancy is currently working on two novels--a complex narrative and a true-crime documentary--both guided predominantly by poetry and poetic form. Her first novel, Vera, is a modern picaresque detective novel that chronicles the sometimes comic, sometimes kinky exploits of a girl-Casanova in search of her Russian lover who has mysteriously disappeared. This lecture and reading addresses the convergence or superimposition of poetic and novelistic forms.