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Boundary Crossings Summer Animation Institute

Release date: 07/01/11

July 1, 2011

Becca Biggs, Director of Communications
Pacific Northwest College of Art, 971-255-5511

Exhibition | Intermation*
Curated by Mack McFarland
July 7 – July 31, 2011

First Thursday Opening Reception
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 6:00 pm

Artist Talk | Curator Mack McFarland with Marieke Verbiesen
Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 6:30 pm
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART, Feldman Gallery + Project Space, 1241 NW Johnson Street

*Intermation includes works by Jacob Ciocci, Cassandra C. Jones, and Marieke Verbiesen.

Opening Lecture | Norman Klein: Dismantling the American Psyche
Monday, July 18, 2011, 6:30 pm
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson Street

Exhibition | Pre-Nostalgic
July 22 – July 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 2011, 6 pm
Late Showing: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 8 pm
Closing Reception: Monday, July 25, 2011, 8 pm
TEMPLETON BUILDING, 230 E Burnside Street

Panel Discussion | Concepts, Visions and the Usual Suspects
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 3 pm
TEMPLETON BUILDING, 230 E Burnside Street

Screening | Re-Situated Animation
Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
$9 general admission; discounts for students, seniors and Friends of NWFC
WHITSELL AUDITORIUM, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue

Exhibition | Closing Night Exhibition
Friday, July 29, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

PORTLAND, OR – July 1, 2011 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to announce Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts, a summer intensive that immerses upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in interdisciplinary explorations designed to provoke critical and creative outcomes at the leading edge of contemporary animated arts and scholarship.

As digital technologies evolve, the boundaries separating live action, animation and image processing become as porous as the display platforms that host them. Boundary Crossings embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining critical thought, fine art practice and digital technologies. Over the course of two weeks, participants in Boundary Crossings will explore the theme of “Faith and Fiction” through practice sessions, screenings and hands-on making to create works that activate a public space. In working with a new definition of animation and the manipulated image, students push animated art forms beyond the screen to permeate our cultural landscape.

In conjunction with the classroom activities, Boundary Crossings will offer a series of events open and welcome to the public. Boundary Crossings opens with a lecture by Norman Klein, entitled “Dismantling the American Psyche,” in which Klein presents evidence of the frozen and the disengaged in American culture at this present moment. Intermation, an exhibition in the Feldman Gallery + Project Space, explores the relationship between the animated image and the screen by examining techniques for achieving motion. Another exhibition, Pre-Nostalgic, which features a fully immersive, large-scale, audio-visual installation by the DripDrop Collective in the historic Templeton Building, will be followed by a panel discussion between Marina Zurkow, Rose Bond and the DripDrop Collective, moderated by Tim DuRoche. Together with the Northwest Film Center, Boundary Crossings and PNCA present Re-Situated Animation, a screening which showcases artists who push animation beyond the conventions of traditional venues and into the fringes of the art world. Students in the Animating Public Space sequence will showcase their work from the two-week institute in the Closing Night Exhibition.

Learn more about Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts on the PNCA website at

About Boundary Crossings: an Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts
Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts provides upper division undergraduates and graduate level students an intensive immersion in interdisciplinary explorations designed to prompt critical and creative outcomes at the leading edge of
contemporary animated arts and scholarship. For more information, visit

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