Smithsonian A&I Hardhat Tour

Rose Bond presented a prototype of her proposed large-scale animation for the historic Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C. during a hardhat tour of space.The Washington Post reports, “The Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have announced a seven-year collaboration to bring innovation-related programs and exhibitions to the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The historic building is scheduled to reopen in summer 2014 after a 10-year closure.The collaboration will kick off June 20 with a three-day expo showcasing the most recent patented technologies from American companies at the the Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria.”

Conceived as a multi-window animated projection, Bond’s prototype reveals the museum as a place where ideas, objects and public space intersect to create narratives. The Arts & Industries Building prototype was generously funded by the Princess Grace Foundation.

Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts 2013

Boundary Crossinsgs 2013

The biennial Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts 2013 takes at the Pacific Northwest College of Art July 29 – August 9. Institute Director Rose Bond will co-teach with Kota Ezawa. Visiting faculty include: Marina Zurkow, Miriam Harris and Old Boys Club (aka Katya Bonnenfant).

With a theme of Cyber Folklore, participants of the two-week immersive will rethink folklore as a framework for animation that reflects not only national and ethnic traditions but also the new acquired and mixed cultural backgrounds of a generation that came of age around computers. Artistic movements such as Balinese puppet theatre, Eastern- European animation, or Japanese Micropop are investigated as examples of the wide range of possible interpretations of folklore. The main purpose of the Institute is to provide a platform for artists to develop animations that embrace diverse traditions as well as new forms.

Boundary Crossings welcomes studio artists, moving image practitioners, and academic scholars as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level students. More information and registration is available on the PNCA website.

Society for Animation Studies Conference

25th Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies 2013

Rose Bond will present “Poetics & Public Projection: Layered History – Redrawn Memory” at the 25th Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

This paper investigates aspects related to multi-channel animated work that coexists with architecture – work that merges spectacle with content. Referencing historic projections, such as Glimpses of the USA by Charles and Ray Eames (1959) as well as her own multi-channel piece proposed for the Smithsonian, Bond will explore several lines of inquiry: the notion that buildings hold accretions of memory; how the brain seems to process multiple projections; and comment upon the archive and narratives that (re)shape them.

Intra Muros restaged in Zagreb

IntraMuros MSU Zagreb

Intra Muros will be restaged on the media façade of Zagreb’s Contemporary Art Museum (MSU) in conjunction with the Animafest World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb June 4 – 9, 2013. Sixteen videos were selected from work submitted from 16 countries. The selection was made by Animafest’s art director Daniel Suljic and curator at MSU’s Collection of Film, Video, Photography and Media Art Leila Topic.