“When you cut your finger, bandage the knife.” —Joseph Beuys

I’ll tell you right now, I’ve been looking forward to Bandage a Knife, a collaboration between Portland-based Linda Austin and Seth Nehil. She makes movement work at the intersection of avant-theater and dance with a dash of quirk and humor. He is a visual/video/sound artist as well as pointed conceptual thinker.

Bandage a Knife opens this Friday, November 13 with performances at 7 and 9 PM and runs through November 22 at Performance Works NW (4625 SE 67th) and you must have reservations. There are only 26 seats in the house.

With live and recorded sound, projection, and movement, the piece is based on a “forgetting” of Seijun Suzuki’s 1967 cult classic movie Koroshi no Rakuin (Branded to Kill) and features Linda Austin, Anne Furfey, Bonnie Green, Rebecca Harrison, Kaj-anne Pepper, and Lucy Yim.

Call 503-777-1907 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80237. $10-$15 sliding scale.

In preparation, close your eyes to half-mast and forget this:

Full schedule of performances:

FRI Nov 13, 7 and 9 PM
SAT Nov 14, 7 and 9 PM
SUN Nov 15, 7 PM

THU Nov 19, 7 PM
FRI Nov 20, 7 and 9 PM
SAT Nov 21, 7 and 9 PM
SUN Nov 22, 7 PM