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

Rose Bond
Pedro Serrazina

Visiting artists: Julie Perini and Marina Zurkow
Visiting Artists: 
Julie Perini
Marina Zurkow

About Rose Bond, Institute Director
Rose Bond produces work at the juncture of animation, architecture, and the street. She has received honors from the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Her large-scale, site-specific installations navigate the allegories of place. In 2012 she completed a prototype for a media installation in the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building. Other installations include “Broadsided!” at Exeter Castle 2010; “Intra Muros”, shown during the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival and reprised for the Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, 2008, and Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2011.  She is an associate professor and department chair in Animated Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art

As Oregon’s flagship college of art and design since 1909, PNCA has helped shape the region’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. Today PNCA is a dynamic platform for 21st century art and design education at its new campus in the heart of downtown Portland.

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