Monday, February 08, 2010

February 9 China, Grandin, Dance

Portland filmmaker Ivy Lin is focused on Chinese history in Portland. It's an important vector, for Chinese, Chinese Americans and Portlanders, and for obvious reasons. She screens her film Come Together Home, Death. Disinterment. Reburial., documenting the travel of graves from SE Portland to Hong Kong. The land where they once were buried is proposed for home development. At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch. Reception 5:30PM, film 6, Q&A after. Free

I do not usually track events outside Portland, I'm an in person person, but sometimes one catches my eye. Temple Grandin stops at UO for a free talk on her way to the TED Talks. Grandin is autistic. She has directed her prescience to the science of the manufacture of meat, proposing changes, which have been adopted, in slaughterhouses. Someone has to do it. She is a prolific writer on autism as well as what humans can learn from animal behavior. She speaks as guest lecturer in a religion department class at University of Oregon by Professor Mark Unno. Sponsored by the University's Oregon Humanities Center, which will later have the event on line. 282 Lillis. Eugene 7:30PM Free

Valentines is a cafe that, more than most, operates successfully in the nexus of art and remix culture in the form of music. Tonight they push their own boundaries to present dance movement art. Danielle Ross has curated a beautiful and challenging evening of work based on the idea of found movement, movement sampling, by Paige McKinney and the Performers, Linda Austin + rhiza A+D, Tahni Holt, Future Death Toll, Little Friction Dance and Suniti Dernovsek. at Valentines 232 SW Ankeny Art 9PM, Free