THE PROJECTS is a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts, happening at the IPRC in Portland on October 19-21, 2012.
3 days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects. Introducing experimental artists from comics, animation, and other narrative arts.
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)
Drippy Bone Books
Le Dernier Cri
WORKSHOPS: Various free workshops on screenprinting, animation, book-making, and moreâ€¦
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 donâ€™t have to sit behind a table â€“ weâ€™ll handle that!
Thanks to our sponsors: IPRC, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Blossoming Louts, Sizzle Pie, Hollywood Theater, Ford Building