Liberate animation from television screens and movie theaters! As part of PNCA’s unique Boundary Crossings institute, Rose Bond & Pedro Serranzina present a genre-defying exploration of animated installation art on Friday July 31 at the Hollywood Theatre.
IDENTITY AND SPACE:
NO ROAD MAP
Friday July 31
7:00pm @ The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
“Space is a social product.” –Henri Lefebvre
If indeed space is a social product, then we, as social beings, create space by bringing meaning to and mining meaning in place. Space is a product of overlapping moments and histories, while these moments and histories are shaped by architecture and landscape which influence the ways we move through or linger in public spaces.
Space can be a concrete representation of power and cultural divide or, as the Boundary Crossings institute proposes, a starting point, inspiring reflection on issues of individual notions of place and community.
Space and time are at the heart of animation. With the proliferation of digital technologies, animation expands beyond the 2-D screen and increasingly impacts public spaces and events in malls, bars, galleries, and venues for live performance. Through a two-week intensive workshop, Boundary Crossings provides a platform for artists to develop animated works that embrace diverse traditions as well as new forms and current issues.
Join us for an unique evening, discovering animated installation as a medium and a site for investigation of moving image interdisciplinary practice.
$5 General Admission
Buy advance tickets here
About Rose Bond, Institute Director
Rose Bond, animator and media artist, 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. Since 2002 her installations have illuminated urban spaces in Zagreb (2013), Toronto (2011), Exeter UK (2010), New York City (2004), Utrecht Netherlands (2008) and Portland (2002 & 2007 & 2014). 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. Canadian born, Bond is based in Portland Oregon and teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
About Pedro Serrazina
Pedro Serrazina is a visiting lecturer in Animation at Univ. Lusófona de Lisboa and Univ. Católica do Porto. He is currently undertaking his practice-base PhD studies, on The Creation and Use of Animated Space in Animation, developed at the Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon. After the success of his 1st film, the award winning Tale of the Cat and the Moon (1995) Pedro moved to London, to complete his MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Since then Pedro combines his work as director (his last film being the award winning Eyes of the Lighthouse, 2010) with an academic career in Portugal and the UK. Between 2007-09 he was course leader for the BA Animation Arts course at the Univ. for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, where he curated AniMaidstone’2009, an international one-day conference dedicated to issues of local identity in animated film and the visual arts. At the moment, he is also preparing his next film, which has been funded for pre-production by the Institute of Portuguese Filmmaking.