About the Grant

$20,000 to support Reggie Watts’ Transition (MAP 2008), an amorphic experience that, once understood, radicalizes the notion of how we perceive time. The completion of the total awareness of the time-stream renders the mind complete, thus causing the perfect opportunity for the autonomous mindgrid to dismantle itself. Utilizing sonic manipulation, stereophonic effects, live video interactions, geometric movement sequences, “disinformationist” storytelling and onstage BMX acrobatics, Reggie Watts and his theatrical consorts employ visual and linguistic tricks to destabilize the mind and render it open to suggestion, continually baiting the viewer into believing that a form of reality will stabilize, a belief the piece constantly denies.

Sponsored by The Carnaidesai Group

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Reggie Watts

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art


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