Boundary Crossings 2015: An Institute in Animated Arts

July 27 – August 7, 2015, Monday through Friday, 9-4:30pm


PNCA’s biennial Boundary Crossings is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in a hands-on exploration of animated installation as a medium and a site for investigation of moving image interdisciplinary practice.

Boundary Crossings explores animated spaces, expanded screens, and cinema. It embraces the hybrid moving image by combining digital technology, fine art practices, and critical theory.

With a faculty of internationally renowned teachers, scholars, and practitioners, the institute includes hands-on making, intensive tutorials, skills-based learning, lectures and screenings, and theory and practice sessions. The goal is to provide an intensive experience of being on the cutting edge of animation and fine art. Boundary Crossings culminates with a public exhibition on August 7, 2015 of animated installations created during the two-week Institute.

The strands of study in this summer’s Institute are Animating Community and Ecology of Place.

A basic knowledge of animation is required.

BOUNDARY CROSSINGS 2015 | Identity and Space: No Road Map

“Space is a social product.”
—Henri Lefebvre

If indeed space is a social product, then we, as social beings, create space by bringing meaning to and mining meaning in place. Space is a product of overlapping moments and histories, while these moments and histories are shaped by architecture and landscape which influence the ways we move through or linger in public spaces.

Space can be a concrete representation of power and cultural divide or, as this workshop proposes, a starting point, inspiring reflection on issues of individual notions of place and community. 

Space and time are at the heart of animation. With the proliferation of digital technologies, animation expands beyond the 2-D screen and increasingly impacts public spaces and events in malls, bars, galleries, and venues for live performance. Through a two-week intensive workshop, Boundary Crossings provides a platform for artists to develop animated work that embraces diverse traditions as well as new forms and current issues.

Rolling admission until Institute has filled.

Register online.

Non-Credit Tuition: $1,190.00
3-credit Tuition: $3,810.00
Department Fee: $595.00

Institute Director
Rose Bond, Director, Boundary Crossings Institute
Rose Bond
Rose Bond, animator and media artist, has been internationally recognized for her monumental, content driven animated installations. Rear projected in multiple windows, her themes are often drawn from the site – existing at the juncture of memory, architecture and public/private space. Since 2002 her installations have illuminated urban spaces in Zagreb (2013), Toronto (2011), Exeter UK (2010), New York City (2004), Utrecht Netherlands (2008) and Portland (2002 & 2007 & 2014).  Bond’s direct animation films have been presented at major international festivals including: Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Sundance, New York and are held in the MoMA Film Collection.  Canadian born, Bond is based in Portland Oregon and teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Pedro Serrazina
Pedro Serrazina
Pedro Serrazina is a visiting lecturer in Animation at Univ. Lusófona de Lisboa and Univ. Católica do Porto. He is currently undertaking his practice-base PhD studies on The Creation and Use of Animated Space in Animation, developed at the Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon. As part of this work he has been commissioned to create an animation installation for the new Museum of Jewish Culture, designed by Souto de Moura, in the north of Portugal. After the success of his 1st film, the award winning Tale of the Cat and the Moon (1995) Pedro moved to London, to complete his MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Since then Pedro combines his work as director (his last film being the award winning Eyes of the Lighthouse, 2010) with an academic career in Portugal and the UK. Currently, he is preparing his next film which has been funded for pre-production by the Institute of Portuguese Film making.

Visiting Artists: 
Julie Perini
Julie Perini
Julie Perini creates experimental and documentary videos/films, installations, and live events. Originally from Poughkeepie, NY, Julie’s work often explores the areas between fact and fiction, staged and improvised, personal and political. Julie has exhibited and screened internationally at such venues as the Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco), Visible Evidence XX (Stockholm), and Microscope Gallery (New York City), among others. She has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, Signal Fire, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She has received grants and fellowships in support of her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and The Precipice Fund.

Marina Zurkow
Marina Zurkow
Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. She uses life science, materials, and technologies – including food, software, clay, animation, mycelium, and petrochemicals (when necessary) – to foster intimate connections between people and non-human agents. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include bitforms gallery in New York; the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Diverseworks, Houston. Her work has also been featured at FACT, Liverpool; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; and the Seoul Media City Biennial, Korea, among others. Zurkow is the recipient of a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has also been granted awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. She is on full time faculty at NYU’s Interactive Technology Program (ITP) in Tisch School of the Arts, is currently a PNCA Research Fellow, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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