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Boundary Crossings: An Institute In Contemporary Animated Arts

"Boundary Crossings: An Institute In Contemporary Animated Arts" will be held at the Pacific NW College of Art, July 13-24, 2009.

Animation has long existed outside the codes and conventions of the studio cartoon, traversing the terrain of space, time, and form. This two-week innovative institute explores the emerging field of animated arts through a combination of theory and practice sessions, lectures, and screenings. With the advent of digital technologies, the appearance of hybrid moving images has emerged as the norm, affecting boundaries between live action, animation, image processing, and compositing as porous as the platforms of display that host them. Through re-defining animation and the manipulated image, animated art forms are being pushed beyond the movies to permeate our cultural landscape.

"Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts" provides upper division undergraduates and graduate level students an intensive immersion in interdisciplinary explorations designed to prompt critical and creative outcomes at the leading edge of contemporary animated arts and scholarship.

Guided by internationally renowned scholars and current practitioners, students will select from three strands for a two-week course of study

Information: (503) 821-8895 or

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:00am to Friday, July 24, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, July 13, 2009 - 12:00pm