PICA – Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, is an internationally acclaimed arts organization that produces year round programing in visual, performance art and public engagement, as well as the ‘Time Based Art’ – TBA Festival in Portland, Oregon. As a long-term devotee and former board member, Ellen has enjoyed producing occasional pro-bono architectural projects for PICA’s TBA.
For the 2017 festival we were engaged to create the experiential environment for the public pre-performance gathering, dining and thresholds to the performance spaces. As a part of the process, we developed outdoor prototype furniture, which was produced in collaboration with ADX Portland and assembled by artists and volunteers. It was originally used for this festival and has become the ongoing furniture ‘kit of parts’ for subsequent TBA Festivals.