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TBA: Andrew Dickson

Andrew Dickson’s life truly blends his art and his reality. He’s been a part of the Time-Based Art Festival since its inception ten years ago. In that time, he’s helped audiences reframe xenophobia, harness the power of eBay, and learn how to sell-out. This year he’s back on stage as a life coach. He’ll take to the stage with a pre-selected volunteer and guide them through their life decisions — right there, on stage, before an audience.

This is true Andrew Dickson. He began his career as a filmmaker here in Portland and slowly, over the years, began doing more and more performance art. He creates fictional characters and talks about mostly real things — like the 38 Things he’s learned in 38 years:

38 Things from Team Video on Vimeo.

Dickson also works as an advertiser. He helps to run Wieden+Kennedy’s WK12 program and creates many of the Travel Oregon ads for them.

How is your art inspired by your life? How do you blend the two?

What questions do you have for Andrew Dickson?

Editor’s Note: For more on the Time-Based Art Festival check out OPB’s Arts & Life.


  • Andrew Dickson: Artist, advertiser and occasional auctioneer

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