Boundary Crossings:
An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

Boundary Crossings:
An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University

Photo by Matthew Miller ’11.
February 14, 2013
Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

Currently accepting applications 

Boundary Crossings
July 29–August 9, 2013
Mondays–Fridays, 9–4:30pm
Continuing Education Department: [email protected]

With the advent of digital technologies, hybrid moving images have rendered the traditional boundaries between live action, animation, and image processing as porous as the platforms of image display. PNCA’s biennial Boundary Crossings fosters innovative exploration of animated space, expanded screens, and cinema as a form of architecture and cultural landscape. The two-week Institute embraces the hybrid moving image by combining critical thought, fine art practice, and digital technologies.

Guided by internationally renowned scholars and practitioners, Boundary Crossings offers theory and practice sessions, lecture-screenings, and hands-on making and provides an intensive immersion at the leading edge of contemporary animated arts and scholarship. Boundary Crossings culminates with a public exhibition of animated installations created during the two-week Institute. 

Boundary Crossings is open to moving image practitioners, studio artists, and academic scholars as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level students.

Rolling admission through May 31 or until Institute has filled. To learn more about the Institute and download the application, visit

Non-credit enrollment: 1,790 USD; 3-credit under-graduate/graduate enrollment: 3609 USD.

Rose Bond
Kota Ezawa

Visiting Artists:
Katya Bonnenfant (Old Boys Club)
Miriam Harris (24 Czech & Polish Animators)

About Rose Bond, Institute Director
Rose 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 department chair in Animated Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

About Kota Ezawa, Faculty
Kota Ezawa is a kind of media archeologist, excavating images that are buried in archival films and other media. He has produced animations, sculptures and two-dimensional work. In this work he has referenced well known and obscure historic events, including the reading of the OJ Simpson Verdict, the assassinations of JFK and Abraham Lincoln, and the notorious honeymoon vacation tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. 

Public art installations of his work have been on view at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite and Madison Square Park in New York. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris among others. Ezawa lives in San Francisco.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
As Oregon’s flagship college of art and design since 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art has helped shape Oregon’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. PNCA students study with award-winning faculty in small classes. In the last seven years, PNCA has doubled both the student body and full-time faculty, quadrupled its endowment, and added innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. PNCA is now embarking on its boldest venture yet by establishing the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design as an anchor for the College’s vision of a new campus home on Portland’s North Park Blocks. Focusing on the transformative power of creativity, the capital campaign, Creativity Works Here, was launched in June 2012 with a lead gift from The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of 5 million USD. PNCA’s new home will be a bustling hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, reflecting the influential role of art and design in our 21st-century economy—both in Portland and beyond.


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