Pure Surface

Pure Surface brings movement, text, and film artists together to create short-duration collaborative performances. Curated by Stacey Tran and Danielle Ross, Pure Surface mostly takes place at Valentines in Portland, Oregon.

 

How do the things that move us move with each other? How do we activate and encourage cross-disciplinary practice and performance?

Pure Surface takes its name from a chapter in Lisa Robertson’s book, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture. Pure Surface carves out a space for play and a room for experimentation that brings dance, writing, and film communities together.

“Walking and parading we mix the surface of the earth, though we might intend that march’s purpose as ordination. Color marks exchange. It is border-work. Mixture is our calling” (Lisa Robertson, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture).

Join us at Valentine’s | 232 SW Ankeny St. Portland, OR (FREE | open to the public | 21+)

Pure Surface 17: Sidony O'Neal /// Jesse Mejia /// Taka Yamamoto

Pure Surface 17: Sidony O'Neal /// Jesse Mejia /// Taka Yamamoto

Pure Surface 15: Jin Camou /// Robert Duncan Gray /// Simon Boas

Pure Surface 15: Jin Camou /// Robert Duncan Gray /// Simon Boas

Pure Surface 1: Roland Dahwen Wu /// Linda Austin /// Michael Harper

Pure Surface 1: Roland Dahwen Wu /// Linda Austin /// Michael Harper

Pure Surface 10: Keyon Gaskin /// Lindsay Ruoff /// Sarah Chang

Pure Surface 10: Keyon Gaskin /// Lindsay Ruoff /// Sarah Chang

Pure Surface 16: Ajna Lichau /// Dawn Stoppiello /// Endi Bogue Hartigan

Pure Surface 16: Ajna Lichau /// Dawn Stoppiello /// Endi Bogue Hartigan