Boundary Crossings 2015: An Institute in Animated Arts

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


PNCA’s biennial Institute in Animated Arts expands the universe of animation beyond the expected and known, and presents an educational approach for the multi-disciplinary integration of technologies, platforms and concepts for the moving image. The strands of study in this summer’s Institute are Animating Community and Ecology of Place.

Animation has long existed outside the codes and conventions of the studio cartoon. Traversing the terrain of time, space and form. Boundary Crossings is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals, 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. Employing a range of techniques and approaches to animation, resultant works will be exhibited in a public exhibition on August 7, 2015. A basic knowledge of animation is required.

PNCA’s biennial Boundary Crossings aims to foster innovation and creativity by exploring animated spaces, expanded screens, and cinema. This two-week institute 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 two -week 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 arts. Boundary Crossings culminates with a public exhibition of animated installations created during the two-week Institute.

Rolling admission until Institute has filled.

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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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