Every year PICA produces the Time Based Art event. It's an art event that is mostly based on video installations.
Nate and I decided to head over to the school because it was free to wander around, and we were curious. all the other events do cost money - generally between $10-$25. Truth be told, I really thought they could have done more with the rooms in the school. There were only 5 rooms, out of an entire high school, that had installations in them. I was a tad dissapointed. I realize it is free to wander around, and it is more of a video based event, however I feel like more could have been utilized. Especially considering the amount of artists, with a similar aesthetic and voice, that live in this city.
The school isn't used for anything else, and sits empty the rest of the year. Some of the lighting in it is so beautiful. I kept thinking how cool it would be to turn the entire school into an artist colony. Unfortunately, because of the asbestos I don't think they are legally allowed to have anyone one in the building for long stretches of time... It's really unfortunate.
I would like to attend some of the films and performances they are showing, before it ends. It seems like a fantasic festival otherwise.