Rose Bond

Rose Bond, Director

Rose Bond produces work at the juncture of expanded cinema, experimental animation, and experiential design. Her large-scale, site-specific installations navigate the allegories of place and illuminate urban space. She has received honors from the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2016 Bond directed an expanded animation piece set to the avant-garde orchestral music Turangalila by Olivier Messiaen. She created a second expanded animation piece for Berio’s Sinfonia to be performed with the Oregon Symphony and Roomful of Teeth in 2020 but it was canceled due to COVID. Other installations include: two pieces for the permanent collection at the Portland Chinatown Museum, 2018; Illumination No.1 reprise at Portland’s Old Town Society Hotel, 2014; a prototype for a media installation in the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building, 2012; 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.

Bond’s paint-on-film animated films have been presented at major international festivals and are held in the MoMA Film Collection. Her work has been cited in numerous publications including Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art, Re-imagining Animation: The Changing Face of the Moving Image, The Animation Bible, Experimental and Expanded Animation: New Perspectives and Practices, and Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital. In 2020 she gave the keynote address at Ars Electronica’s Expanded Animation showcase. Canadian by birth, Bond is based in Portland, Oregon where she heads Animated Arts and is Institute Director for Boundary Crossings at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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