Friday, April 08, 2011

April 9 Pecha Kucha Foundation Ya

Pecha Cucha PDX #9 is themed on illumination. Pecha Cucha is a night of presentations of 20 slides, 20 seconds each slide, for a total of less than 7 minutes per presentation. While TED is world changing focused and Ignite is humorous, Pecha Kucha is primarily focused on design, planning and architecture. Speakers tonight are Jacob Brostoff, city planner / más transit; Brian Brush & Yong Ju Lee, architect, designer / SoftRigid; Osvaldo 'Ozzie' Gonzalez, board of directors / Miracle Theatre Group; Mykle Hansen , writer, inventor / Mykle Systems Labs; Laura Hughes, visual artist / Laura Hughes Studio; Ryan Lingard, designer / ryan lingard design, Kelley Roy & Eric Black, directors / ADX Portland; Susanne Seitinger, researcher / MIT Media Lab / Fluid Interfaces Group. The event is free, but they will be collecting funds for the Architecture for Humanities Japan project which is directed by Japanese on the ground. It's fitting because Pecha Kucha began in Japan. There will also be Pecha Kucha webcasts world wide April 16 focused on Japan. At the Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Avenue, at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus. 7:30PM doors, 8:20 talks Free

The Foundation returns to homeboy Reed in the old union, a cross between a gym, a chapel and a ski chalet. It's one of Portland's most consistently presented b-boy/b-girl competitions and always fun. It's 5on5 for $500. Organized by ThomasOragami. DJ is ComputerFam. Judges are Alex - Moon Patrol (Portland, OR), Jbugz - Soul Felons (Vancouver, B.C), Jermz - Dance Broomz (Tacoma, WA) and Tim Chips - Fraggle Rock (Seattle, WA). Out of town crews representing are Suicide Kingz (Los Angeles, CA, Massive Monkees (Seattle, WA), Dance Broomz (Tacoma, WA), Outcrowd (Phoenix, AZ), Flex flave (Sacramento, CA), Filthee Feet (Vancouver B.C) and Jungle Brothers (Houston, TX).

The battle goes down beginning at 2PM with "Donald Trump your opponent" eliminations of P-town crews down to 8. Each of the 8 then choose which of the out of town guest crews they want to battle in the first evening round.

The Foundation in the old union at Reed College. Doors 6PM $10 advance/15 door

Container Corps is one of Portland's vibrant micropublishers. One of their projects is YA, a journal of arts writing. YA5 breaks tonight at Container Corps world headquarters. It has a superstar edit team: David Knowles - Publication Studio, Sam Korman - Car Hole Gallery, Gary Robbins - Container Corps. This edition is art themed; the publication rotates to music, food, design and film in cycles.

The first art issue includes: HG Masters on Public Art in Tel Aviv, Larry Rinder on The Best Museum Imaginable, Sanela Jahic on “Fire Painting”, Brad Troemel on Street Skateboarding, Derek Franklin on Satire and Irony plus Frederick Deknatel on Iraqi Artists in Exile.

At Container Corps 1322 N Killingsworth 6PM-9 Free