An Evening in Retrospect: A Screening of the Work from Artist Rose Bond

December 04, 2017

2016 Oregon Symphony performing in a darkened Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland, Oregon with the stage lit up by colorful projection mapped images created by Rose Bond and PNCA students.

Bond has been internationally recognized for her monumental, content driven animated installations. Rear projected in multiple windows, her themes are often drawn from the site — existing at the juncture of memory, architecture and public/private space. Her installations have illuminated urban spaces in Portland (2014), Zagreb (2013), Toronto (2011), Exeter UK (2010), Utrecht Netherlands (2008), New York City (2004), and Portland (2002, 2007). Bond’s direct animation films have been presented at major international festivals including: Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Sundance, New York and are held in the MoMA Film Collection.

Awarded an Oregon Media Arts Fellowship in 2016, Bond premiered a new multi-channel animated projection for the Oregon Symphony’s performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalilla in December 2016. She received her MFA in Experimental Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Princess Grace Film Graduate Scholarship. Canadian born, Bond is based in Portland Oregon and leads Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art. To learn more about Rose Bond and her work, please visit her website.

Image: A still image from December of 2016, during Rose Bond's 70-minute animation, created in collaboration with students at Pacific Northwest College of Art, that accompany the Oregon premiere of French composer Olivier Messiaen’s 1949 Turangalîla-Symphonie, performed by the Oregon Symphony.