The inaugural year of the reopening of Washington High School in Southeast Portland, Oregon, was carried out by none other than Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the Time-Based Art Festival. The following comes from two interviews conducted at the site for a radio special on KBOO Community Radio, which aired in September, 2009. The interview begins with Fawn Krieger.
In the context of a live broadcast, the audio above is only an excerpt of the original program, which is not included here.
Washington High School remained occupied by PICA for four more years, atypical of the moveable feast that is The Works, a nightly cabaret that caps off each day’s program.