HQ Experiment: Pure Surface

Pure Surface is a new performance series where movement, text, and film happen together in the spirit of improvised collaboration. 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.

For Design Week Portland, Pure Surface presents work from poets John Beer, Tyler Brewington, and Stacey Tran; dancers Ruth Nelson, Tere Mathern, Kayleigh Nelson; film artists Lisa Ward, Roland Dahwen Wu, and Micah Schmelzer.

The series happens on Sundays at Valentine's. Curated by Stacey Tran and Danielle Ross.