Author: Eben Hoffer

In Performance: Stew and Heidi Rodewald – The Negro Problem

The Negro Problem September 9th, 2017 Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, TBA:17 By Eben Hoffer As The Negro Problem began, Stew walked out to the every edge of the stage, beyond the lights, slammed a chair down, and straddled it from behind. In so many words, he said, “If you are the kind of person who gets offended by art, please move yourself to an aisle seat so you can leave without distur...

In Performance: Takahiro Yamamoto – Direct Path To Detour: Single Focus

Direct Path To Detour: Single Focus August 9th, 2017 Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, TBA:17 By Eben Hoffer Direct Path To Detour: Single Focus is a solo iteration of Takahiro Yamamoto’s larger dance work by the same (un-subtitled) name. This piece, the solo, took place in PICA’s NW Portland space. The audience is seated in chairs and on cushions in a wide circle around the space; a ring of...