program description

Embracing the hybrid moving image by combining digital technology, fine art practices, and critical theory.

Boundary Crossings

PNCA’s biennial Boundary Crossings is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals as well as to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in time-based arts and a desire for an immersive studio experience on the cutting edge of animation and fine art. The Institute faculty is comprised of internationally renowned teachers, scholars, and practitioners. Participants of past Institutes have come to Portland from around the world.

Building on Bill Nichol’s idea of performative documentary – in which the filmmaker presents their own, highly subjective viewpoint, we will explore auto-ethnographic methods to weave actions, memories, drawings and personal ephemera into short-form animation.

What ways can we present this animation to others in an exhibition context? Can all the ideas be contained within the single screen?

Staff and Faculty

Rose Bond, Director

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 leads Animated Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Mentorship in Animation

Unique Opportunities

Boundary Crossings provides participants with an opportunity to work closely with internationally recognized artists and scholars. Using a co-teaching model, Institute Director, Rose Bond, has teamed with an impressive list of animator/media artists and intellectuals.

Learn more

For inquiries and questions about program participation, becoming a program mentor, or working with Boundary Crossings in any way, please get in touch with the program's director, Rose Bond.