This Sunday, April 29th DPC continues our series, A Place Called Home: Lectures on Filmmaking in Portland, with a program featuring three of Portland’s best animators talking about and screening short clips of their work. If you are interested in animation, this is a great opportunity to learn more about our city’s excellence in the field — from three accomplished women artists. As a way to give context to Sunday’s talk, all this week we’re featuring clips and short bios with our presenters. Today’s featured guest is Chair of the Animated Arts Program at PNCA, Rose Bond.
Rose grew up in Oregon, attended Portland State University, and began animating in the early 1980s. She created her first animated images by painting them directly, frame by frame, on the film. Her more recent work focuses largely on taking animation out of the traditional movie house and into the streets via large, public animated installations that engage architecture, cinema and urban space. Check out this recent feature put together by the Oregonian.
Check out some of Rose’s jaw-dropping installations and read more after the jump…
Finding locations rich in history and meaning for her site-specific animation installations has seen Bond working from a former synagogue that is now the Museum at Eldridge Street in New York’s Lower East Side to an installation projected from within City Hall in Utrecht, Netherlands. “Animation has long existed outside the codes and conventions of the studio cartoon, traversing the terrain of space, time, and form,” says Bond. “It’s an exciting time for artists as we re-define animation and the manipulated image, animated art forms are being pushed beyond the movies to permeate our cultural landscape.”
Bond has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships from such prestigious agencies as the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, Bloomberg L.P. and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently researching a proposed media installation for the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building.
Don’t forget, Rose will be speaking and showing her work this Sunday at 1PM at the Hollywood Theater! Get tickets and full details here. You won’t want to miss it.