Time-Based Art Festival

Time-Based Art Festival

08 September–18 September 2022

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA | Website

PICA TBA Festival 2022

NIGHT SCHOOL: /// Expositio, Lacrimae, et Iudicium: Three Gods from the Silicon Zone

In this lecture-performance, Zach Blas explores a religious-un/conscious thriving in today’s tech industry. Blas tells of a computational world of divine judgment, where artificial intelligence exists alongside corporate gods, mystical glyphs, religious icons, occult sigils, and captured bodies, and where emotional crying is a symbolic language of quantification.

Renowned artist, filmmaker, and writer Zach Blas will present a brand new performance lecture as part of the NIGHT SCHOOL program for this year’s TBA Festival. Blas’ engagement in Portland is in partnership with the MA in Critical Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University.