2019 Boundary Crossings:
Connected Moments–
Performing Cycles

PNCA's biennial institute for animated arts August 12-23, 2019. This two-week intensive focuses on animated installation and is open to working professionals, scholar/practitioners, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in hands-on exploration of animated installation.

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Connected Moments – Performing Cycles

How do you see the world? What do you choose to focus on? What do you filter out? How do your views shape your sense of self? As animators and artists interested in the moving image, we are often drawn to the kinetics of things, details that move, how they change, and even seeing sequence in the static. Ours is an imagined world of connected moments unfolding in time to reveal meaning. The theme of this summers Boundary Crossings Connected Moments – Performing Cycles, invites participants to interact with a place its motion and its stasis and create animated works of sculpture, installation and/or performance that represents a particular view of the world.

Advantaging a range of animation methods from pre-cinematic to the digital, the 2019 Boundary Crossings intensive culminates in a public showcase of work created over the two-week institute. This summer, participants will be encouraged to collect their observations in and around Portland. Building on methods and concepts embedded in Visiting Faculty/Artist Eric Dyer and his award winning piece Copenhagen Cycles, we will offer an optional mini-workshop that guides you on how to sequence inkjet-printedimages into sculptural collages allowing participants to spin and project their artworks much like a DJ spins records, with live music accompaniment.

Schedule, Fees, and Registration

August 12, 2019 - August 23, 2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuition: $1,250.00 Dept/Lab Fee: $250.00

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Artwork by Eric Dyer

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. www.rosebond.com

Eric Dyer, Visiting Faculty

Eric Dyer is an artist who brings animation into the physical world with his sequential images, sculptures, installations, and performances. Beginning with his pioneering filmsCopenhagen Cycles(2006) andThe Bellows March(2009), which were made by shooting spinning cut-paper and 3D-printed sculptures, Dyer continues to reinvent Victorian Era optical devices, exploring topics related to media history, our relationship with technology, kinetics as a form of artistic expression, and the relevance of physical presence in an increasingly digital world.

Dyer’s work has been widely exhibited at events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, international animation festivals in numerous countries, the screens of Times Square, and the Cairo and Venice Biennales. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, and Guggenheim Fellow. His fervent exploration of expression through motion has placed his work in books such asRe-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image,Pervasive Animation,Animation: A World History, andA New History of Animation. He has been a visiting artist at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, ECNU in Shanghai, and CalArts. Dyer teaches visual arts and animation at UMBC in Baltimore and is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City.

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.