Announcing an Audio-Visual Collaboration with the Oregon Symphony

In December 2016, Rose Bond will present a 70-minute animation, created in collaboration with students at Pacific Northwest College of Art, to accompany the Oregon premiere of French composer Olivier Messiaen’s 1949 Turangalîla-Symphonie, performed by the Oregon Symphony.

The Turangalîla-Symphonie is a 70-minute symphonic gumbo that melds a lush and exotic array of sounds and cultural influences, including birdsong, Balinese gamelan music, post-war popular culture, Sanskrit, and the myth of Tristan and Isolde. This iconoclastic work was meant to be experienced both visually and aurally—as a synesthetic experience that jolts audiences into hearing, seeing, and appreciating symphonic music in profound new ways.

The Turangalîla is a 20th-century symphonic masterpiece that challenged audiences in 1949 with a collage of unexpected sounds, rhythms, and resonances. Messian himself described the symphony as “superhuman, overflowing, dazzling, and abandoned.” It upended and transformed conventions of what symphonic music can and ought to be. Bond, along with a team of student animators from PNCA and professional projectionists, has the potential to upend and transform conventions of animation in this unique audio-visual collaboration with the Oregon Symphony. This collaboration celebrates and indulges the already synesthetic qualities of the piece, and breaks new ground for animation in Portland and beyond.

For ticketing information, visit the Oregon Symphony’s website.

New Animated Installation Debuts at Beyond the Gate

CCBA, a new animated installation by Rose Bond explores the relationship between the Chinese community and Portland with glimpses into the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in the early to mid 20th century. This piece is part of the Beyond the Gate exhibition on view February 29 – June 21, 2016 at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Read more about the exhibition.

Space & Identity: No Road Map

Space & Identity: No Road Map
August 7, 2015 6:30 pm

Mediatheque and Atrium
PNCA – Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway, Portland

One-night exhibition of animated installation works by participants in PNCA’s Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts

Participants include:
Beryl Allee
Taylor Bearden
Kyle Browne
Matt Dan
Sabina Haque
Aaron Christopher Johnson
Liz Randall
Dana Rudolph
Christine Veras
Chaz Stobbs
Gerardo Vargas
Jenifer Yeuroukis

Boundary Crossings Co-faculty: Rose Bond & Pedro Serrazina

Panel Discussion: Artist as Ecologist

Artist as Ecologist
A Panel Discussion with Marina Zurkow, Pedro Serrazina and Julie Perini 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Mediatheque, PNCA 511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

Artist as Ecologist presents three, quite different, media artists who challenge the normative perception of the moving image by creating work that directly engages physical space, identity and their own role in the creative process.

Presented as part of Boundary Crossings, an Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Boundary Crossings 2015: Screening with Pedro Serranzina

As part of PNCA’s Boundary Crossings institute, Rose Bond & Pedro Serranzina present a genre-defying exploration of animated installation art on Friday, July 31 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Friday July 31, 2015

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.

PEDRO SERRANZINA (1968) is an animation director and lecturer. He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Univ. Lusofona de Lisboa on “The Creation and Use of Animated Space in Animation.” As a practitioner he is currently finishing a site-specific sand animation installation for the Museum of Jewish Culture in the North of Portugal (due to open in September 2015), and has a s­­­hort animation film, “The Memory House”, in pre-production.