Category Archives: PICA


You know it’s coming: WK RADIO is metamorphosing into WKE. Wieden+Kennedy+Entertainment. We’re renegotiating the relationship between advertising, media and art.

We’re opening next week with coverage of Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA:09.

Join us, our host Alicia McDaid, and rotating guests for nightly recaps of the Festival. See crowning moments from daytime performances, hear reviews and conversations with artists and audience members, and get an inside line on the late night insanity at The Works.

TBA is Time-Based Art, PICA’s annual multi-media art and performance festival. And this year, we’re collaborating with Portland Radio Authority and Radio 23 to broadcast it.

Daily video recaps starts September 4th at

Live audio stream starts September 3rd at

Audio/video archive of TBA:08 is viewable at

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See you around!

Persuasive Device

Wondering what’s going on in the lobby? PICA and the TBA Festival have a piece of history for you.

Justin Gorman will place a series of site-specific and portable walls at various TBA:08 Festival venues over the course of ten days. These structures are erected in public places, which the artist researches extensively for historical content and relevancy. Each wall displays concise messages that remind viewers of the hidden histories of our built environment. Gorman hopes to promote a connection between us and the spaces we build, evoking a personal response to urban spaces and city environments. These text-based “narrative reductions” or “historical slogans” distill his research to its simplest point or action.




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Time for PICA’s TBA festival. Massive amount of events happening all over Portland.

Here is the complete TBA guide.

On opening night, Mr. Chris Larson will be releasing a new (cd + dvd) release which is called “Thank You” this Thursday, September 4th. it is a thank you gift. for you. all of you. thank you. being a gift, it is thus available to you without monetary exchange.

The release is in conjunction with their performance “Deelay Ceelay have nothing to say” for the opening of this years TBA festival in Portland.
the performance is…

Thursday, September 4th, 9:00 sharp

(we perform first)

all ages, free of charge

240 north broadway, portland, oregon

more info. here…

there are copies of “thank you” waiting for you at this performance. one
for each of you. if you can’t make it or can’t wait until then or prefer
not to have a beautifully packaged cd/dvd, you can also download it for
free from our website.