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Directed by Various

Oregon 2019 100 mins.

An evening of live video and analog projections in the Whitsell Auditorium and the Portland Art Museum sculpture court, paired with musicians working in field recordings, minimalist tones, and laptop choirs. Doors at 7pm for reception. First performance starts at 8pm. 

The evening includes:

Performance 1: Francisco Botello paired with Zack Rowe

Francisco Botello is a sound artist and composer born and raised in Chula Vista, California. Growing up a dual citizen on the dividing line between the United States and Mexico, he reflects often in his work on the nature of place and belonging. Gathering and composing with field recordings, he explores questions of identity, ancestry, geography, change and loss.

Zack Rowe is a musician and video artist currently residing in Portland OR. Originally from the East Bay in California he is a graduate from CSU Monterey Bay’s Cinematic Arts & Technology program. His work with digital video has examined the extremes of superimposition and juxtaposition made possible by montage as well as the malleability of the digital image. Lately, he has begun to incorporate long durational nature-based cinematography into his video art.


Performance 2: Chloe Alexandra Thompson paired with Matt Henderson 

Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Canadian, Cree, artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Thompson creates unique sonic experiences through the spatialization of isolated frequencies using Pure Data, hardware and voice.  

Matt Henderson is a multidisciplinary artist melding installation art, music production, film, performance art, and virtual reality. He started a DIY venue and artist space in Northeast Portland called Xhurch.


Performance 3: (In the Sculpture Garden)  S.A.M.P.L.E. (Sonic Arts & Music Production Laptop Ensemble) and Mia Ferm

S.A.M.P.L.E. is Portland State University’s School of Music & Theater Laptop Ensemble. The ensemble is comprised of Sonic Arts and Music Production students with a focus on immersive experiential composition. SAMPLE functions as a research platform for students to explore composition, performance, spatialized sound, synthesis techniques, field recording, acoustic ecology, and emergent possibilities in music and technology.

Mia Ferm is the co-director and curator for the collective Cinema Project, which programs experimental film and video throughout the city, and is also the Education Programs Manager at the Northwest Film Center.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.