Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 17 Video Performance Cage

Bruce Nauman is a contemporary artist who often eschews beauty, particularly in his early late 1960's studio films. It's a tactic. And the style is innovative in its era, as video art worked to establish an identity distinct from commercial television, which was pretty smiley face at the time. Nauman, now 71, has a long history of work in many mediums. Reed has a show of that video work in its gallery. A former Reed professor, Robert Slifkin, speaks tonight on Nauman and his work, after there is a reception in the gallery to view the work. The talk is in the Eliot hall chapel, on the second floor. Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock. 7PM Free

Yu has feet in the visual art and music worlds. Tonight, with Fear No Music, and collaborators, they explore the music of seminal composer John Cage. Throughout their space, the works will unfold with the audience freely migrating as they like. More on the Yu website. At Yu 800 SE 10th. Advance tickets at Stand Up Comedy 811 E Burnside. Doors 7PM, performance 7-11. $25, $15 seniors, $12.50 students

Homeland continues events around their Fabbri Series visual show. Tonight it's movement and music performed by Jin Yim and Lucy Camou as Split, Brian Mumford and Ben Kates of Thicket, and Linda Austin. At Gallery Homeland 2505 SE 11th x Division Performance 8PM Free