6th Biennial Boundary Crossings Institute Explores Animated Installation at PNCA

February 22, 2019

A person with headphones and a controller interacting with an installation, Boundary Crossings

Portland, OR—February 22, 2019—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Boundary Crossings 2019, our biennial institute for animated arts August 12-23, 2019. This two-week intensive focuses on animated installation and is open to working animated arts professionals. The theme of this summer’s 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 re-present a particular view of the world.

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.

Artwork by Eric Dyer

Exploring 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-printed images 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

Link to registration: https://cereg.pnca.edu/p/adult...

About Boundary Crossings

Animation has long existed outside the codes and conventions of the studio cartoon, traversing the terrain of time, space and form. Now in its sixth biennial manifestation, PNCA’s Boundary Crossings is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals, scholar/practitioners, 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 23, 2019. A basic knowledge of animation is required.

Artwork by Eric Dyer

About the Faculty

ROSE BOND, animator and media artist, has been internationally recognized for her monumental, content-driven, animated installations. 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, Zagreb, Toronto, Exeter UK, Utrecht and New York. In 2016 Bond directed her first feature length animated projection performed live with Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalila. 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. Canadian by birth, Bond is based in Portland, Oregon where she heads Animated Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Rose Bond's Vimeo

ERIC DYER is an artist who brings animation into the physical world with his sequential images, sculptures, installations, and performances. Beginning with his pioneering films Copenhagen Cycles (2006) and The 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 as Re-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image, Pervasive Animation, Animation: A World History, and A 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.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a dynamic college of art and design in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1909 as the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven art and design Bachelor of Fine Art programs, seven graduate programs including Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate program, and Community Education courses for artists and designers of all ages. pnca.edu