October 19-21: The Projects Experimental Arts Festival @ IPRC | FREE, All Ages, Workshops, Performances, Comics & More

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The Projects Experimental Arts Festival
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2012
Full schedule HERE

THE PROJECTS is a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts, happening at the IPRC in Portland on October 19-21, 2012. Join us for three days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects. We’re pleased to host experimental artists from comics, animation, and other narrative arts, visiting from as far away as France and Croatia.

The festival is a free event, oriented toward creative process, idiosyncratic expression, and inspiration, leaving behind the flat model of comics as commerce.

Festival guests will each have a small space in which they are free to represent themselves or their collective the way they feel is best. This could be space for an exhibition, muraling, staging a performance, distributing their work, etc. This space will be open to the public, so it can also be the site of a collaborative project.

Guest list (so far): Austin English, Drippy Bone Books, Jonny Negron, Kevin Hooyman, Le Dernier Cri (from France), Igor Hofbauer (from Croatia), Anna Ehrlemark, Experimental Half-Hour, Panayiotis Terzis (from New York), Plink Flojd, Profanity Hill, Sammy Harkham (from Los Angeles), Alex Chiu, Angie Wang, Matthew Thurber, Lale Westvind, Bwana Spoons, Skinner, Taleen Kalendarian, Gridlords and more.

WORKSHOPS: Various free workshops on screenprinting, animation, book-making, and more @IPRC

PANELS: Conversations with artists and discussions about topics in experimental narrative arts

EXHIBITIONS: Shows at multiple galleries and shops across the city

Friday 6-8pm – Book release and signing with Jonny Negron & Sammy Harkham, @Floating World Comics

Saturday 9:30pm – Plink Flojd animation screening, live music by Regular Music and Nice Nice, @Hollywood Theater

Sunday 9pm – Closing party curated by Experimental Half Hour, @Holocene

SIDE PROGRAM: Projections, animation screenings, performances, and music shows

POP-UP SHOP: You don’t have to sit behind a table – we’ll handle that!

Free and open to the public