- From Oregon Painting Society's performance/installation Hexenhouse during the Portland Biennial earlier this year. A total riot of an installation, replete with alien-Hawaiian musical compositions.
2. All-nighters in art galleries can be anything, led by artists who don't tell you what they're doing in advance.
That's the concept behind Face Time at Seattle U's Hedreen Gallery, which closes this coming Saturday starting at 8 pm, with the video/performance/installation/music/publishing/photography collective from Portland, Oregon Painting Society. Details here.
A couple weeks ago, Eli Hansen led a craft night. This past Saturday night, the featured artist was anxiety-producer Matt Green.
He kicked everybody out of the gallery, and when they returned, he'd "vanished inside," curator Jessica Powers emailed:
The rest of the night proceeded as such: what sounded like amplified sleep apnea, crinkly noises, a little throb, and a whole lot of mystery red light. The party lights especially attracted participants, but all anyone could do was stare down this velvety hallway and peer around a corner. The doors were locked if you hopped [a] guard rope. ...A lot of the time was spent outside, but inside
the empty room featured bizarre attractors. Two areas of light, a large gap of darkness, with muted and bemused conversation everywhere. At an indeterminable point in the night, everyone left. I learned today that he spent the whole night driving up and down 12th Avenue, watching us...