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(re)buffer at Private Places

  • Private Places 2400 Northeast Holladay Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)


(AB, KB, RG)

April 8, 2018, through June 22, 2018

Opening reception: April 8, 2018, from 3-5 PM

Private Places is open during openings & by appointment


Continuance obliges provocation—an incitement to engage. One entity addresses another, and the address becomes the conversation. A rebuff is not a negation but a statement which begs a response.

(re)buffer is action and reaction, allowing artistic resolve to extend beyond the limitations of intent or the conceit of interpretation; it is an embracing of the act of conversing unto itself. Presented in 4 acts, the movement begins with the neutrality of architectural space (including remnants of the past) being confronted (antagonized) by the entrance and complicity of object(s); Subsequently, (enter the protagonist of color) form is advanced through the characters of visual language, setting up the climax in act three, which culminates in a moment of sensory extravagance. Act 4 finds the actors quietly exiting, while absentmindedly leaving hints of future revelation.

The program plays as follows:

(act one)

KB April 8, 2018

(act two)

AB April 29, 2018

(act three)

RG June 22, 2018

Earlier Event: April 6
Later Event: April 13
Mira Dancy "Self Seed"