Performances: Borderlines

March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

6 p.m.
Fernanda D’Agostino, Sophia Wright Emigh, Jaleesa Johnston, Linda K. Johnson
Fernanda D’Agostino, Sophia Wright Emigh, Jaleesa Johnston, and special guest performer/choreographer Linda K. Johnson will activate D’Agostino’s the map is not the territory installation with their collaborative performance work In/Body. Developed over the past year through residencies at Open Signal and Performance Works Northwest, In/Body explores the intersection of embodied generational memory and our current crises of mass migration and climate change.

7 p.m.
Guillermo Galindo
Sonic Borders 2 is a ritual performance by artist/composer Guillermo Galindo using sonic devices made from items found in the U.S./Mexico Border. The work was originally composed for the touring exhibit Border Cantos Exhibit (a collaboration between Galindo and Richard Misrach). Galindo’s sonic devices stem from the pre-Columbian notion that a “sonorous body” can become the medium through which the spiritual, animistic world expresses itself and that there’s an intimate connection between an sonic device, the material from which it is made and the person it belongs to. Guillermo Galindo’s music has been performed and shown at major festivals and art exhibits throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Presently, he teaches courses on composition, sound design, music cultural history, sound and performance and music theory at the California College of Arts. Sonic Borders 2 was also performed at Documenta 14.

Both performances will take place in Fernanda D’Agostino’s installation Borderlines currently on view in the exhibition the map is not the territory. Space and seating will be limited. General admission is $5 after 5 p.m. every Friday night. Museum members are free.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Fernanda D’Agostino, Borderline, 2018
Fernanda D’Agostino (American, b. 1950), Borderline, 2018, Still from video projection, 2 projectors, 13 scenes set up in a software to combine imagery in a 169 combinations, Courtesy of the artist, Photo: Brian Foulkes.